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