Gas Well Deliquification - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750682800, 9780080569406

Gas Well Deliquification

2nd Edition

Authors: James Lea Henry Nickens Mike Wells
eBook ISBN: 9780080569406
eBook ISBN: 9780080484198
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750682800
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 19th March 2008
Page Count: 608
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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


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


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About the Author

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


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