Hydraulic gas pump: a discussion of its power usage

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study that compares the theoretically calculated power consumption of a Hydraulic Gas Pump, rod pumps, and electric submersible pumps. The results indicate that, depending on the flowing bottomhole pressure of a well, a Hydraulic Gas Pump can have lower power costs than a rod pump or a submersible pump. We present a method for calculating the power cost of a Hydraulic Gas Pump and discuss the relationship of the power cost of this pump to the flowing bottomhole pressure. Several graphs compare the calculated power consumption of a rod pump, submersible pump, and Hydraulic Gas Pump for well depths ranging between 6,000 and 10,000 feet; flowing bottomhole pressure ranging between 500 and 2,000 psi; and production rates of 300 and 500 BLPD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages899-909
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
EventProceedings of the SPE Production Operation Symposium - Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Duration: 2 Apr 19954 Apr 1995

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OtherProceedings of the SPE Production Operation Symposium
CityOklahoma City, OK, USA
Period2/4/954/4/95

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Amani, M. (1995). Hydraulic gas pump: a discussion of its power usage. 899-909. Paper presented at Proceedings of the SPE Production Operation Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, .