Description

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.

Key Features

Turnkey solutions for the problems of liquid loading interference Based on decades of practical, easy to use methods of de-watering gas wells Expands on the 1st edition’s useful reference with new methods for utilizing Production Automation and managing Coal Bed Methane

Readership

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

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

Details

No. of pages:
608
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780080484198
Electronic ISBN:
9780080569406
Print ISBN:
9780750682800

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.

Mike Wells

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