Technical Program

Tuesday, 7 October

1030-1200

Grand Salon West

GL- Equipment

Session Chairperson:

Gregory Stephenson, ConocoPhillips Co

Successful use of gas lift in the field starts with the development and proper application of gas lift equipment. This session explores topics related to the development of gas lift equipment and its use in the field.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 171341 icon:PO Assessing Integrity of the Gas-Lift Valves by Analyzing Annular Pressure-Transient Response
T. Rocha-Valadez, A.R. Hasan, S. Mannan, Texas A&M University; A.R. Crabtree, C. Kabir, Hess Corp.
1100-1130 171374 icon:PO Optimizing Gas Lift Operations Using Disintegrable Gas Lift Valve Plugs
B.J. Salinas, Z. Xu, B.M. Richard, Baker Hughes
1130-1200 171342 icon:PO Improved Gas Lift Valve Performance Using a Modified Design for GLV Seat
F. Elldakli, Texas Tech University Library; M.Y. Soliman, Texas Tech University; M. Shahri, Halliburton; H.W. Winkler, T.D. Gamadi, Texas Tech University
Tuesday, 7 October

1030-1200

Grand Salon East

SRP - Automation / Optimization

Session Chairperson:

Michael Poythress, NOV Wilson

During this century, many Operators have purchased hardware and software, with the intent of automating their rod pumping wells to improve efficiency and reduce failures. In this session, two Operators will share their experiences with automating wells and the impact that automation had on their operations and failures. The third paper will focus on a new product designed to help reduce failures through identification of solutions which are not operating as intended.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 171372 icon:PO Reliability Improvement in Beam Pumps by Use of a Unique Methodology Combining Real-Time Automation and Failure Analysis
B.M. Gardner, Santos Ltd.
1100-1130 Invited Presenter - Innovative Intelligent Rod Rotator as a Response to Operators’ Need for Extension of Run Life of Rod-Pumped Wells
K. Jerden, Weatherford ALS
1130-1200 171351 icon:PO Testing of Hydraulic Tubing Anchors
W. Phillips, Black Gold Pump & Supply
Tuesday, 7 October

1400-1530

Grand Salon West

GL - Design and Optimization

Session Chairperson:

Gregory Stephenson, ConocoPhillips Co

Because of the dynamic nature of gas lift, effective design and optimization can often prove challenging. This session explores issues related to the successful design of gas lift installations and optimization of both gas lift wells and systems.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 171345 icon:PO Gas-Lift Nodal Analysis Model - Economical Optimization Approach
M. Al-Lawati, Occidental Petroleum
1430-1500 171364 icon:PO Accuracy of Nitrogen Temperature Correction Factors
R.P. Sutton, Consultant
Tuesday, 7 October

1400-1530

Grand Salon East

SRP - Paradigm Shift

Session Chairperson:

Michael Poythress, NOV Wilson

When designing the sucker rod pumping system, we typically follow “rules” and “best practices” that someone before us decided were the right things to do. While we usually live within the guidelines, some are taking a look outside of the box, to see how far we can go and yet still have successful and economic applications. In this session there is a paper on calculating stress anywhere in the sucker rod string, which gives us the ability to see the impact of a an area of high friction. Another paper will explain how a new design in sucker rod pins will allow rods to be loaded above what most people will consider the upper limit in rod loading. The third paper takes a look at an effective way of dewatering a gas well with coiled tubing, instead of sucker rods.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 Invited Presenter - Mike Poythress
1430-1500 171346 icon:PO Optimal Stress Calculations for Sucker-Rod Pumping Systems
V.M. Pons, Weatherford
1500-1530 171361 icon:PO Shale Oil Production Challenges in Beam Pumping Being Solved With Premium Sucker Rod Designs
G.A. Alvarez, R.A. Ruiz, J. Few, Tenaris
Tuesday, 7 October

1600-1730

Grand Salon West

GL - Field Histories

Session Chairpersons:

Gregory Stephenson, ConocoPhillips Co; Wayne J. Mabry, Shell E&P Technology Co.

One of the best ways to improve the effectiveness of gas lift in our operations is to learn from the experiences of others. During this session, presenters will share experiences related to the use of gas lift technology in the field.

Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1630 Invited Presenter - Artificial Lift Surveillance and Optimization
T.W. Hord, ExxonMobil
1630-1700 Invited Presenter - Steven Freeman
1700-1730 Invited Presenter - Britt Sliper
Tuesday, 7 October

1600-1730

Grand Salon East

SRP - Pump Design

Session Chairperson:

Michael Poythress, Conocophillips Corporate Contributions

This session also focuses on the design process, but with an emphasis on the sucker rod pump and the prime mover. These papers will highlight certain design changes in the rod pump that allow for chemical treatment through the tubing and pump. Also included is a presentation on case histories of leveraging stranded gas to drive the prime mover.

Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1630 171355 icon:PO Reducing Cost and Deferred Production in Sucker-Rod Pumping Well Subjected to Intermittent Steam Cycling Utilizing Steam-Bypass Pump
V.J. Arguello, P. Ramirez, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. EDE Occidente; B. Jimenez, Weatherford Latin America; D. Hernandez, S. Nuñez, N. Caldera, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. Occidente
1630-1700 171357 icon:PO Leveraging Stranded Gas to Energize Temporary Power Solutions and Support Artificial Lift
D. Dickert, Aggreko
1700-1730 Invited Presenter - A Method for Evaluating Plungers
W.J. Hearn, ConocoPhillips Co

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