Hydraulic gas pump and gas well de-watering system: Two new artificial-lift systems for oil and gas wells

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Abstract

This paper presents the concepts for two new artificial lift systems. The systems utilize the same operating principles. One system is for oil wells, the other unloads gas wells. The first system uses gas pressure to produce liquids through the tubing. This is called a Hydraulic Gas Pump. The other system uses gas pressure to unload gas wells and is called Gas Well De-watering System. In this system gas is produced through the tubing and liquid is produced through the casing tubing annulus. The Hydraulic Gas Pump is suitable to pump oil wells with high gas liquid ratio and viscous crude production. The De-watering System can be used to maintain a gas well in an unloaded condition for maximizing its production rate and recoverable reserves. Additional advantages of these systems are: They can be installed in shallow, deep, directional or offshore wells; They are wireline retrievable systems; Gas Lock and cavitation are not problems; and They perform well in corrosive environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduction Operations Symposium
PublisherPubl by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Pages171-178
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Production Operations Symposium - Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Duration: 21 Mar 199323 Mar 1993

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OtherProceedings of the Production Operations Symposium
CityOklahoma City, OK, USA
Period21/3/9323/3/93

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Amani, M. (1993). Hydraulic gas pump and gas well de-watering system: Two new artificial-lift systems for oil and gas wells. In Production Operations Symposium (pp. 171-178). Publ by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).