Gas Well Deliquification

By

  • James Lea, Chair of Petroleum Engineering Department, Texas Tech University
  • Henry Nickens, BP, TX, USA
  • Mike Wells, BSc(Hons), MD, FRCPath MBBCh MScMed(Emergency Medicine) DipPEC(SA) FCEM(SA), Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK PLUERE Inc., CO, USA Specialist Emergency Physician, Lecturer and Consultant, Director of Emergency Ultrasound Training, Division of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Netcare Union Hospital Emergency Department, Johannesburg, South Africa

Liquid loading can reduce production and shorten the lifecycle of a well costing a company millions in revenue. A handy guide on the latest techniques, equipment, and chemicals used in de-watering gas wells, Gas Well Deliquification, 2nd Edition continues to be the engineer’s choice for recognizing and minimizing the effects of liquid loading. The 2nd Edition serves as a guide discussing the most frequently used methods and tools used to diagnose liquid loading problems and reduce the detrimental effects of liquid loading on gas production. With new extensive chapters on Coal Bed Methane and Production this is the essential reference for operating engineers, reservoir engineers, consulting engineers and service companies who supply gas well equipment. It provides managers with a comprehensive look into the methods of successful Production Automation as well as tools for the profitable use, production and supervision of coal bed gases.
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Audience

Operating engineers and reservoir engineers, consulting engineers, service companies that supply equipment for gas wells, academic market

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2008
  • Imprint: GULF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8280-0


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction * Chapter 2: Recognizing Symptoms of Liquid Loading in Gas Wells * Chapter 3: Critical Velocity * Chapter 4: Systems Nodal Analysis * Chapter 5: Sizing Tubing * Chapter 6: Compression * Chapter 7: Plunger Lift * Chapter 8: Use of Foam to Deliquefy Gas Wells * Chapter 9: Hydraulic Pumping * Chapter 10: Use of Beam Pumps to Deliquefy Gas Wells * Chapter 11: Gas Lift * Chapter 12: Electric Submersible Pumps * Chapter 13: Progressing Cavity Pumps * Chapter 14: Coal Bed Methane * Chapter 15: Production Automation