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
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Production Operations Symposium 1995, POS 1995
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Pages899-909
Number of pages11
Volume1995-April
ISBN (Print)9781555634483
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
EventSPE Production Operations Symposium 1995, POS 1995 - Oklahoma City, United States
Duration: 2 Apr 19954 Apr 1995

Other

OtherSPE Production Operations Symposium 1995, POS 1995
CountryUnited States
CityOklahoma City
Period2/4/954/4/95

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Amani, M. (1995). Hydraulic gas pump: A discussion of its power usage. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Production Operations Symposium 1995, POS 1995 (Vol. 1995-April, pp. 899-909). Society of Petroleum Engineers.