PDO is operating some 600 gas wells in the Sultanate of Oman and almost all these gas wells will experience liquid loading during their production life. Surface depletion compression and gas well deliquification are essential to sustain stable production and to maximize ultimate gas recovery. This paper provides an overview of the deliquification measures that are assessed, adapted and implemented in PDO, and describes how to select the best suitable combination of deliquification measures based on well specific reservoir, inflow and outflow parameters.

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