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Paper presented at the SPE Production Operations Symposium, April 16–19, 2005
Paper Number: SPE-93997-MS
... Abstract The rising portion of plunger cycle makes use of some type of designed sealing mechanisms on the plunger. These sealing techniques reduce the amount of gas that bypasses (leakage) the surfacing plungers. When falling, many plungers have mechanisms designed to allow increased leakage...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 13–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-188548-MS
... in the market. completion equipment mechanism Scssv operator Completion Installation and Operations Upstream Oil & Gas selection downhole self-equalizing sub-surface safety valve application non-equalizing sub-surface safety valve plunger sub-surface safety valve safety valve Subsurface...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 22–25, 1995
Paper Number: SPE-30640-MS
... minus fit choice, and slippage design for lubrication of the plunger and barrel interface. Pump Metallurgy. pump wear is the primary consideration when particulates are produced along with the production fluid. Sand grains can be as hard as hardened steel (Table 1), causing contact wear and erosion...
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Paper presented at the University of Tulsa Centennial Petroleum Engineering Symposium, August 29–31, 1994
Paper Number: SPE-27986-MS
..., plunger assisted, chamber lift). The present paper will review relevent published work regarding intermittent lift and describe key modeling considerations for each scheme. Furthermore, we will focus on proper selection of intermittent lift scheme as a function productivity index, reservoir pressure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201692-MS
... plunger lift project valuation artificial intelligence hydraulic jet pump shale oil drillstem testing complex reservoir directional drilling pvt measurement gas lift oil shale upstream oil & gas field development optimization and planning trajectory design drillstem/well testing...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Production and Operations Conference & Exhibition, May 14–16, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157126-MS
... understanding of sand problems and how they damage pump parts and cause stuck pumps. This can help with the design of the pump configuration in order to improve pump inherent reliability in sandy well conditions. Usually the common types of sand problems are Plunger sticking in barrel Pump sticking...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201639-MS
... applicability to the field conditions. The experimental results also contribute to plunger selection and design. The study provides a better understanding of when to use and how to use continuous flow plunger lift. artificial lift system dimensionless parameter liquid slug upstroke velocity plunger...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–23, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-208633-STU
... reasons, specifics of wells will not be discussed in this paper. Conclusions Aside from the features that were factored in, there are other considerations that need to be considered when selecting a plunger type. There are many features that are impossible, unnecessary, or difficult to quantify...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference & Exhibition, November 1–3, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-182551-MS
...) system or remedial treatments, such as swabbing, soaping, or venting the well to atmospheric pressure (referred to as "blowing down" the well). Installing a plunger lift system is a cost-effective alternative for removing liquids. With proper candidate well selection and plunger lift application...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 23–25, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192121-MS
... – a patented bailing pumping unit production system, which has been applied successfully in field test stage in Daqing Oilfield. The system consists of soft plunger, special designed wire line, winch system and surface control. Produced liquid mixed with large quantity of scale particles is lifted to surface...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 5–8, 2003
Paper Number: SPE-84139-MS
... are selecting with the available polished rod stroke lengths, pumping speeds (from 3 to maximum SPM of the pumping unit) and six plunger diameters, there are approximate 2200 possible pumping modes that may be considered. The optimization criterion proposed permit to select (using the computer program) only one...
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Paper presented at the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201877-MS
... method of producing hydrocarbons for a "specific" well conditions. The most important part of the application process is to select the wells with appropriate conditions. Typical Plunger Lift applications are ( E. Beauregard, L. Ferguson, 1982 ): removal of liquids from gas wells; high gas liquid...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference, October 21–22, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-202524-MS
... Abstract Plunger Lift is an efficient method of producing hydrocarbons for a "specific" well conditions. The most important part of the application process is to select the wells with appropriate conditions. Typical Plunger Lift applications are ( E. Beauregard, L. Ferguson, 1982 ): removal...
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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - Americas, November 10–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201157-MS
... the plunger and the barrel to prevent sticking and galling. Nearly all pumps are designed to allow some slippage of fluid to provide this lubrication. General industry consensus is 2 – 5% slippage is necessary to accomplish this. Early theory suggested the clearance between the plunger and barrel had...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201285-MS
... the risk or even eliminate the phenomenon of mid-cycle valve closure, thus increasing the lifetime of the entire pump. Novel pump or pump component developments such as innovative plunger, standing and traveling valve as well as cage designs, or the educated selection of the ball material and hence its...
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Paper presented at the SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–27, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181243-MS
... & Gas Simulation gas rate Anchor artificial lift design stb mmcf pilot program dynamic simulation plunger lift gas production plunger cycle plunger lift system artificial lift system modeling reservoir pressure operation gas interference plunger choke society of petroleum engineers...
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J Pet Technol 61 (07): 50.
Paper Number: SPE-0709-0050-JPT
Published: 01 July 2009
... plunger lift Technology Focus OnePetro publication Noonan Program Committee Advancement SPE gas injection optimization july 2009 University Artificial-lift technology has been around for many years, yet the concept of artificial-lift selection and design has been more of an art than...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 9–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-202653-MS
... weighted sums were subsequently computed for each unloading method in the analysis. The results showed that the multistage plunger lift, PAGL, plunger lift, GAPL and continuous gas lift were the top five candidates for selection. On the other hand, the foam-assisted lift, wellbore heating, soap sticks...
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Paper presented at the SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–27, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181233-MS
... on reservoir fluid properties consideration: The artificial lift strategy highly recommends Gas Lift for both Early life and Late life) for Well 2 , and other unconventional wells with similar PVT and GOR behavior. While the well can be pumped at a higher PIP, however, Gas Lift with Plunger assist...
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Paper presented at the SPE Mid-Continent Operations Symposium, March 28–31, 1999
Paper Number: SPE-52119-MS
..., however, of plunger lift systems are the complexity of the lifting process and a lack of understanding of optimizing and troubleshooting the lift method. Several authors have addressed the modeling of plunger lift installations. Static models have been proposed and are widely accepted for design due...

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