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Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 12–14, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-205732-MS
..., which was treated accordingly for safety of personnel, equipment, flow lines and environment. This paper describes the details about the application, optimization and operation of the jet pump system deployed on inactive wells with a high concentration of sour gas. artificial lift system...
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Paper presented at the SPE Production and Operations Symposium, March 23–25, 2003
Paper Number: SPE-80889-MS
... inside tubing or other piping. Other applications include determination of the distance to the mud or kill liquid level during drilling and work-overs. The liquid level in a gas lift well can be determined. The bottomhole pressures in wells with extremely high surface pressures can be determined...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 5–8, 2014
Paper Number: OTC-25117-MS
... through one of the world's longest pipelines, and the gas-export in peak production equivalents 20% of the UK's gas demand. The chaotic seabed topography and variable stratigraphy presented several unusual geotechnical design challenges. Stability charts were constructed based on a parametric study...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 20–22, 2020
Paper Number: URTEC-2020-2487-MS
... complex reservoir fracturing fluid urtec 2487 vfr system acid spearhead accumulation upstream oil & gas completion friction reducer breaker interaction concentration polymer accumulation reduction woodford molecular weight operation booster degradation iron-rich environment...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, November 9–12, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177691-MS
... geophysical to artificial lift monitoring including reservoir monitoring. For this specific operation, an unusually long continuous record was required: 17 hours to ensure the capture of the expected gas lock event. This means capturing and saving a huge amount of raw data without access to the equipment...
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J Pet Technol 24 (03): 263–271.
Paper Number: SPE-3491-PA
Published: 01 March 1972
... that will minimize danger to lives, risk of pollution, and possible loss of investment. possible loss of investment. Introduction The oil industry's continuing endeavors to provide maximum protection against offshore disasters has lately been brought into the public eye as a result of an unusually high interest...
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Paper presented at the SPE Offshore Europe, September 9–12, 1997
Paper Number: SPE-38547-MS
... variables at intermediate positions are usually in effect balancing against one particular downstream constraint. The topsides capacity part of the Tern problem is similar to that described above and for that reason will not be discussed further. The lift gas distribution problem, however, is unusual...
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Paper presented at the SPE Intelligent Energy Conference and Exhibition, March 23–25, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-129112-MS
... are hard to find and limited in volume, unconventional reserves are relatively easy to locate and often plentiful. In addition, the word unconventional in this context is derived from the unusual production processes required to develop and produce commercial viable oil and gas. These processes are very...
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Paper presented at the SPE California Regional Meeting, March 27–29, 1985
Paper Number: SPE-13635-MS
... experiences of a small, twelve-well gas lift system in a unique arctic environment. The project was undertaken by Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company as operator for the Western Operating Area of the Prudhoe Bay Unit. This pilot system provided valuable operating data prior to the startup of the full field gas...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 26–27, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-173699-MS
... they make in the first place in the motor walls that makes diminish the transfer heat capacity to the circulating fluid and in consequence the motor is overheating. When the production water mixes with the CO2 contained in the gas of the well, a corrosive environment takes place and the fluid attacks...
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Paper presented at the SPE Offshore Europe Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, September 8–11, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-123799-MS
... (Table 1). They may be broadly categorized into six categories. Production optimization opportunities for gas-lift wells. High back-pressure and/or bottlenecks. Severe Slugging locations at Riser bases. Wells with unusually low Productivity (Injectivity) Index, which requires further...
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Paper presented at the SPE Electric Submersible Pump Symposium, April 24–28, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185136-MS
.... This paper's premise is that many of the beliefs about how ESP's operate in high-gas environments are mythological. They are learned early by engineers in the industry and accepted as true and unquestioned, even when presented with direct evidence that contradicts them. This paper will use conflicting examples...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 1–4, 2017
Paper Number: OTC-27784-MS
... deep wells, a low gas-to-oil ratio, and a low bubble point, a combination that calls for an in-well gas lift injection design. The Stampede project team identified dynamic simulation as a validation tool during the early design phase. High-fidelity fully compositional models were developed for Subsea...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, November 2–August 19, 2020
Paper Number: OTC-30307-MS
... on aging platforms. This paper will describe the major modifications that were required to make this world first attempt a success. drilling fluid management & disposal upstream oil & gas idle platform rig drilling contractor drilling operation platform rig requirement drilling...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 13–15, 2020
Paper Number: IPTC-20137-Abstract
... operation motor temperature Upstream Oil & Gas completion run life pump performance international petroleum technology conference installation Reference to conference paper Brown, K. E. .: The Technology of Artificial Lift Methods, PennWell Books , Tulsa ( 1979 ) II-B...
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Paper presented at the North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, February 20–22, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-151867-MS
... is basically the use of a free piston acting as a mechanical interface between the formation gas and the produced liquids, greatly increasing the well's lifting efficiency. The successful operation of these systems is predicated on the assumption that the wells have no packer or have communication between...
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Paper presented at the SPE California Regional Meeting, March 24–26, 1982
Paper Number: SPE-10752-MS
... connected 4. by welding from the inside of the legs in a dry environment. The jacket was then towed to location and upended and lowered to bottom in the conventional manner for a jacket type structure. Figure 13 depicts the sequence of the installation procedure. The unusual floating connection of the two...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Symposium, June 19–21, 1995
Paper Number: SPE-30277-MS
... options. These conditions eliminate the practical ~pplication of progressivecavitypump:s and rod pumps. By defaqlt, and because highvoluroescan be produced with no moving parts in the well, gas lift appeared to be the best choice. Gas lift operations have been modelled extensively using a numerical...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference-Asia, March 25–28, 2014
Paper Number: OTC-24979-MS
... Gas wells often produce sour gas (H 2 S) along with significant quantities of CO 2 , and when it is suspected that these conditions will be encountered, corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs) must be used in completions. This paper discusses an unusual development strategy for an offshore gas cluster...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2008, March 16–20, 2008
Paper Number: NACE-08108
... solution pH or the pH when the SSC stops growing. This means that changes in solution severity must be carefully considered and for conservatism the end pH should be used. Note that Solution A or B may not be as severe as some unusual service environments, such as in sour under balanced drilling [13...

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