Upwing Energy to present paper and exhibit at Offshore Technology Conference

Source: press release, 3 August 2021

Upwing’s Passive Magnetic Bearing™ (PMB) does not require any controllers on the topside
Upwing’s Passive Magnetic Bearing™ (PMB) does not require any controllers on the topside (illustration: Upwing Energy)

Upwing Energy, an artificial lift technology company, will present a paper on high-speed magnetic technology solutions for downhole machinery at the 2021 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC, 16-19 August).

The paper, entitled “Development of a Passive Magnetic Radial Bearing System for Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs),” describes Upwing’s recent work in adapting its passive magnetic bearing technology for conventional ESPs.

Research reveals that Upwing’s radial bearing technology can greatly enhance ESP performance and reliability. The contact-less passive magnetic bearing system does not require lubrication, can operate with large clearances to allow free fluid flow, is fully sealed from the environment, has virtually no bearing rotating losses and has no operational life limits.

The paper was co-authored by Patrick McMullen, David Biddick and Herman Artinian of Upwing Energy.

Upwing Energy will exhibit at OTC in Booth 2151, showcasing its range of artificial lift technology solutions to overcome liquid loading and boost production from all well types. Upwing’s unique technologies leverage permanent magnet motors to engineer “protector-less” and “no-physical contact” downhole rotating devices using magnetic fields.