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Artificial Lift Selection Methodology for Vertical and Horizontal Wells in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

  • Tan NguyenEmail author
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Abstract

An appropriate Artificial Lift (AL) method is a guarantee of efficient production during the life of wells. There are many factors that need to be considered when selecting an AL method for a particular well and a particular reservoir. Most oil and gas companies have their own philosophies of how to select artificial lift method(s) for a specific application in a form of guideline or recommendation.

Nomenclature

AL

Artificial lift

API

American Petroleum Institute

bll

Barrel

BLPD

Barrels of liquid per day

CAPEX

Capital expenditure

Cp

Centipoise

DLS

Dog leg severity

ESP

Electrical submersible pump

ID

Inner diameter

In

Inch

KOP

Kick off point

IPR

Inflow performance relationship (flow in the reservoir)

GL

Gas lift

GLR

Gas liquid ratio

GOR

Gas oil ratio

MD

Measured depth

NPV

Net present value

OD

Outer diameter

OPEX

Operating expenditure

OPR

Outflow performance relationship

Pb

Bubble point pressure

PCP

Progressive cavity pump

PL

Plunger lift

Q

Flowrate

SBHP

Static bottomhole pressure

SCF (MSCF)

Standard cubic feet (1000 SCF)

SRP

Sucker rod pump

TVD

True vertical depth

WC

Water cut

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Petroleum DepartmentNew Mexico TechSocorroUSA

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