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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - Americas, August 28–30, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190937-MS
... Well 4 is completed with 2 3/8″ tubing landed at 81°. The well transitioned from flowing without artificial lift assistance to installing GAPL with the plunger producing from 46°. The well experienced 17 months of erratic or non-production due to loading, as seen by the drastic increase of casing...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–24, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-115934-MS
... effective. A popular remedial solution for liquid loading in onshore gas wells is plunger lift. However, this technology is currently designed using simplistic models with restrictive assumptions, coupled with field experience. This paper provides an overview of the various plunger lift models available...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Improved Oil Recovery Conference, October 8–9, 2001
Paper Number: SPE-72171-MS
... Abstract The study consists on analysing the times of fall of the plunger in Plunger Lift Artificial System, the speed to which the fall becomes weightless, the influence of the characteristics of the gas, of the production pipes, of the flows of gas remainders, the plunger weight...
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Paper presented at the Canadian International Petroleum Conference, June 13–15, 2006
Paper Number: PETSOC-2006-159
... Abstract 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...
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SPE Advanced Technology Series 2 (01): 25–33.
Paper Number: SPE-23683-PA
Published: 01 March 1994
...J. Chacin; Z. Schmidt; D. Doty A novel mechanistic model for the design of plunger assisted intermittent gas lift installations is presented. The model considers the complete production cycle: accumulation of reservoir fluids in the wellbore, annulus pressure build-up, plunger/liquid slug rise...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 26 (05): 2928–2947.
Paper Number: SPE-205386-PA
Published: 13 October 2021
...Qingqi Zhao; Jianjun Zhu; Guangqiang Cao; Haiwen Zhu; Hong-Quan Zhang Summary As an economical and efficient artificial lift method, plunger lift can be used to unload the accumulated liquids from the bottom of gas wells, which helps lower the bottomhole pressure, resulting in higher gas production...
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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-206123-MS
... frequent injection. It is also very much relying on human intervention. Due to that, an alternative liquid lift loading system is introduced in the field. An intelligent plunger lift has been piloted in 12 wells in the field to reduce the liquid loading issue in mid 2021. Apart from the apparent advantages...
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J Pet Technol 73 (03): 44–45.
Paper Number: SPE-0321-0044-JPT
Published: 01 March 2021
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper SPE 201132, “The Future of Plunger Lift Control Using Artificial Intelligence,” by Ferdinand Hingerl and Brian Arnst, SPE, Ambyint, and David Cosby, SPE, Shale Tec, et al., prepared...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Latin America Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, November 16–18, 2020
Paper Number: URTEC-2020-1427-MS
... Abstract The main objective of this work is to identify and enable automatic online optimization actions in wells with plunger lift systems using machine learning. For this purpose, a fault classification model has been developed for plunger lift systems using neural networks focused...
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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - Americas, November 10–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201132-MS
... Abstract Plunger lift is a form of artificial lift popular due to its low installation and operating costs. Historically plunger lift was reserved for low producing stripper gas wells due to limitations on liquid rate and gas volume requirements. More recently, the use of continuous run...
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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - Americas, November 10–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201144-MS
... Abstract Conventional plunger lifting is a transient process that consists of cyclic openings and closings of a gas well. Because of this complex behavior, using traditional physics-based models to simulate the coupled behavior of reservoir and wellbore performance is computationally rigorous...
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Paper presented at the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201877-MS
... plunger lift application – abandoned; – operational issues – paraffin build-up. The main result of this installation that production has been restored for a level of 5 m3/day for oil rate and by 15 000 st.m3/day for gas rate. The use of the plunger-lift system enabled to reduce capital costs...
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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 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201639-MS
... Abstract The distinctive characteristic of continuous flow plungers (CFP) is the ability to complete a plunger cycle without a pressure buildup period. The hydrodynamics of the fall and upstroke stages of the CFP lift is vital to determine operational envelope, select plunger, and optimize gas...
Journal Articles
J Pet Technol 72 (03): 50–51.
Paper Number: SPE-0320-0050-JPT
Published: 01 March 2020
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper IPTC 19211, “A Transient Plunger-Lift Model for Liquid Unloading From Gas Wells,” by Jianjun Zhu, SPE, Haiwen Zhu, and Qingqi Zhao, The University of Tulsa, et al., prepared for the 2019...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 15–17, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196581-MS
... the production rates and conditions were stable during these two periods. Hourly production and pressure data were available during these two periods. As mentioned earlier, high-frequency data are needed for transient dynamic simulation to match the field data. Abstract Abstract Gas-assisted plunger lift...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 30–October 2, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196201-MS
... Temperature (PT) plot, indicating that the gas phase dominates during the plunger lift production. Figure 2 Phase envelop of the studied natural gas Figure 6 Well trajectory and geometries, (a) survey data, (b) well geometries The gas well is a horizontal well, as shown in Figure 3...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2019
Paper Number: IPTC-19211-MS
... of paraffin deposition along wellbore, plunger lift has been widely used in gas wells for the removal of liquid column and rescuing dying gas wells from liquid loading. The existing plunger lift models in literature are imperfect due to either limited field applications or oversimplified assumptions, which...
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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - Americas, August 28–30, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190930-MS
... the cycle times to the energy available in the well. The following chart shows the results when detecting an abnormal cycle, performing a control action and stabilizing the operation of the well The real time monitoring and optimization of wells with Plunger Lift...
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OIJ 2018 (03): 58–60.
Paper Number: OIJ-2018-03-058-060-RU
Published: 01 March 2018
...V. V. Ulianov; A. E. Kuchurin; E. A. Kibirev; A. Yu. Gryzunov; A. M. Dunaev The PDF file of this paper is in Russian. The experience of using a plunger lift at the Eastern area of the Orenburgskoye oil-gas-condensate field is considered, where the main method of exploiting production wells is gas...

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