The objective of this paper is to give a support decision tool to help the engineer when main equipments, especially compressors, fail for a short-period, that is to say, a few hours. This is a very complex problem since, according to the transient period of the wells, an intertemporal component is included. Until a steady state is reached again the operator must decide every period (typically every hour or every half an hour) on which wells to close or open, how much gas lift should be injected, how much the chokes should open or close in order to maximize oil production.

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