This study presents a methodology to define the most adequate artificial lift technique based on the method limitation itself, suitability coefficient (based on an attributes table) and economic analysis towards horizontal wells configuration. The technical limitations of each method have been determined based on physical principles and experience reported in open literature. An attribute matrix has been generated based on the information provided in open literature. A breakdown of operational and capital cost is proposed to compare the equivalent cost of each method based on how long the method will last and how often well interventaions are required. A field example is presented to demonstrate the use of the proposed methodology.

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