Production increases of 50 to 100% and more have been obtained with plunger lift installations on gas wells in the South Burns Chapel Field in northern West Virginia. At the present time, 14 wells out of 35 are being produced with plunger lift. Pre-installation analysis showed that gas/liquid ratios (GLR) were high indicating potential success, but significant downtime was recorded during the initial phases of production. An operations guideline for plunger lift installation and startup has been developed to reduce downtime on future installations.

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