By Marcelo Hirschfeldt, Instructor y Consultor en áreas de Tecnologías de Producción y Gerenciamiento de Activos Petroleros
ALS MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS. The comprehensive management cycle of Oil field development using ALS´s, involves different inherent processes and participants, which makes necessary an integral scheme of management. Identifying each of the stages and people who take part in the processes is fundamental to be able to optimize existing procedures or implement a comprehensive medium and long-term management strategy. The scheme in Figure illustrates a management cycle during ALS´s implementation and operation, and can serve as a guide to analyze different aspects of the whole process. Two stages are identified: initial evaluation, for initial selection and implementation; and the Integral Management ALS Cycle, which by its own development, it becomes in a positive feedback cycle (virtuous circle) where different work participation areas and interdisciplinary work becomes key factors for a correct management.