Plunger lift and compression are two common methods of dealing with liquid loading issues in natural gas wells. However, as the average productivity of the gas wells in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin continues to decline, these methods on their own are no longer sufficient for many wells. However, plunger lift combined with compression, using newly-developed and innovative tools and techniques, can provide a solution for many low-rate wells that could not otherwise be produced cost-effectively.

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