Description

No other book on the market offers such a turnkey solution to the problem of liquid interference in gas wells. Gas Well Deliquification contains not only descriptions of the various methods of de-watering gas wells, but also compares the various methods with a view toward explaining the suitability of each under particular circumstances. The material is presented as practical information that can be immediately applied, rather than a theoretical treatment. And, includes useful historical methods, but focuses on the latest techniques for de-watering gas wells.

Key Features

* Only book on market to offer a turnkey solution to the problem of liquid interference in gas wells * Contains descriptions of the various methods of de-watering gas wells, as well as comparing the various methods with a view to explaining the suitability of each under particular circumstances * Introduces material as practical information that can be immediately applied, rather than a theoretical treatment.

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Multiphase Flow In A Gas Well 1.3 What Is Liquid Loading? 1.4 Problems Caused By Liquid Loading 1.5 De-Liquefying Techniques Presented 1.6 Source Of Liquids In A Producing Gas Well 1.6.1 Water coning 1.6.2 Aquifer water 1.6.3 Water produced from another zone 1.6.4 Free formation water 1.6.5 Water of condensation 1.6.6 Hydrocarbon condensates 1.7 References Chapter 2: Recognize Symptoms of Liquid Loading in Gas Wells 1.2 Introduction 2.2 Presence of Orifice Pressure Spikes 2.3 Decline Curve Analysis 2.4 Drop In Tubing Pressure with Rise in Casing Pressure 2.5 Pressure Survey Showing Liquid Level 2.6 Well Performance Monitoring 2.7 Annulus Heading 2.7.1 Heading cycle without packer 2.7.2 Heading cycle with controller 2.8 Liquid Production Ceases 2.9 Summary 2.10 References Chapter 3: Critical Velocity 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Critical Flow Concepts 3.2.1 Turner droplet model 3.2.2 Critical rate 3.2.3 Critical tubing diameter 3.2.4 Critical rate for low pressure wells-Coleman model 3.2.5 Critical flow nomographs 3.3 Critical velocity at depth 3.4 Critical velocity in horizontal well flow 3.5 References Chapter 4: Systems Nodal Analysis 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Tubing Performance Curve 4.3 Reservoir Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR) 4.3.1 Gas well backpressure equation 4.

Details

No. of pages:
314
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780750677240
Electronic ISBN:
9780080477985

About the authors

James Lea

James F. Lea, Jr. is the Chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department of Texas Tech University, where he has taught since 1999. Previous to his teaching experience, Dr. Lea worked in the industry for 20 years for Amoco as a special research associate and team leader of the Optimization and Production Group. He taught at the University of Arkansas from 1975 to 1978, and, before that, he worked as a senior research engineer at the famed Sun Oil Company in Richardson, Texas. Dr. Lea holds 8 patents and has co-authored 2 books, including one from Pennwell, and has himself authored numerous articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Petroleum Engineering Department, Texas Tech University

Henry Nickens

Affiliations and Expertise

BP, TX, USA

Mike Wells

Urgentiste, Professeur et consultant, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, et Netcare Union Hospital Emergency Department, Johannesbourg, Afrique du Sud

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Reviews

"...the only book in the market that offers a turnkey solution to the problem of liquid interference in gas wells.…It is a useful book for every engineer, scientist, and researcher who has ever faced the challenge of investigating gas well production and optimization. I will recommend that if you work in the artificial lift, gas field and well optimization area, you have this practical reference available." Saeid Mokhatab Chairman of Natural Gas Engineering Editorial Advisory Board Gas Well Deliquification by Professor James F. Lea, et al., introduces the subject of liquid loading problems and discusses how to distinguish them from other possible well problems. The book covers the methods of solving the problems, how to apply the various solutions, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. It describes various methods of dewatering gas wells, comparing them and explaining the suitability of each under particular circumstances. The material is presented as practical information that can be immediately applied, rather than simply theory. Useful historical methods are discribed, but the focus is on the latest techniques. Solutions range from simple application of smaller ID tubing to complex artificial-lift methods.-World Oil, February 2007