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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
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Paper presented at the SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–27, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181220-MS
... model for the design of plunger lift for wells in gas reservoirs with significant water production. The proposed model allows for an efficient design of plunger lift by incorporating physics of fluid flow in the wellbore. The wellbore/reservoir model presupposes presence of some liquid in the tubing...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 15–17, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196581-MS
... plunger cycles could be modeled with the workaround of plunger rise initiated manually. A new workflow for initial design, operation, and troubleshooting of a GAPL well can be achieved with transient simulation. GAPL could extend the gas lift AL method application life by delaying the transition...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201639-MS
... of the fall velocity profiles for all tested plungers. The potential improvements in plunger design and plunger selection for the fall stage have been shown. The upstroke velocity and liquid slug accumulation predictions with the developed upstroke stage model of CFP lift showed a good match...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–24, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-116764-MS
... on the experimental work in Ventura oil field in the middle of 1960s. Hacksma[2] applied nodal analysis to the plunger lift design for oil well with Foss and Goal's plunger performance charts in 1972. In 1982, Lea[3] developed the first dynamic plunger lift model and built the liquid accumulation equations. Later...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2019
Paper Number: IPTC-19211-MS
.... Modeling plunger lift for water removal from tight gas wells . In SPE/CERI Gas Technology Symposium . Society of Petroleum Engineers . Wang , J. , Wang , Z. , Sun , B. , Gao , Y. , Wang , X. , and Fu , W. , 2019 . Optimization design of hydraulic parameters...
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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
... are almost zero input energy, elimination of liquid fallback, and removal of paraffin/scale or other solid [ 2 , 3 ] inside tubing due to the movement of the plunger inside the tubing. The advantages of this technology over normal plunger lift technology are real time surveillance, customized design...
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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - Americas, November 10–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201132-MS
... superior downhole insights. The physics engine incorporates improved analytical models for horizontal wellbores from literature and implements improved mass balance and thermodynamic equations of state, which allow for improved calculations of critical flow rate, critical lift pressure, and plunger fall...
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Paper presented at the International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering, November 1–4, 1988
Paper Number: SPE-17585-MS
... upstroke model ABSTRACT A general dynamic plunger lift model is presented which can be used to predict optimum design of a plunger lift system for wells which are producing by any reservoir mechanism. The upstroke and downstroke plunger models are coupled to a generalized inflow performance...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 30–October 2, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196201-MS
... model of plunger lift was proposed by Gupta et al. (2017) , based on which the online optimization for a plunger lift process in shale gas wells has been conducted by Nandola et al. (2018) . In addition to the analytical models, the system design and trouble-shooting of plunger lift have been...
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Paper presented at the University of Tulsa Centennial Petroleum Engineering Symposium, August 29–31, 1994
Paper Number: SPE-27986-MS
.... Finally, based also in the current state of the intermittent lift area, specific research needs where identified in mechanistic modeling, installaton design criteria and plunger design. NOMENCLA TURE a = gas bubble overrun, dimentionless. b = quiescent gas bubble rise velocity, ft/min. dav = depth...
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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - Americas, August 28–30, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190949-MS
... experimental and modeling studies have been performed in order to understand and optimize plunger lift efficiency in vertical sections. The most relevant literature for this present study have been reviewed and briefly discussed. Foss and Gaul (1965) analyzed the performances of 85 plunger lift wells...
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Paper presented at the SPE/CERI Gas Technology Symposium, April 3–5, 2000
Paper Number: SPE-59747-MS
... of model parameters with field cases allows the plunger lift design to be optimized for a particular well. Improved understanding of the plunger lift process for tight gas wells with water loading problems may lead to more efficient water removal, increased gas production rates and recovery, and longer...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-124515-MS
..., with a very wide applicability in onshore gas wells. However, plunger lift installations are currently designed and optimized using simplistic models with restrictive assumptions, coupled with empirical solutions and field experience. Developments in pressure and temperature sensors and low-energy microchips...
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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 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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Paper presented at the SPE Western North American and Rocky Mountain Joint Meeting, April 17–18, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-169585-MS
.... Here, the task of designing plungers that do not allow excessive gas slip in horizontal and directional wells is approached using computational fluid dynamics. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) offers an exceptional approach for analyzing the fluid flow in a plunger lift system with accuracy...
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Paper presented at the SPE Production Operations Symposium, April 16–19, 2005
Paper Number: SPE-93997-MS
... to select specific plunger hardware for specific conditions and should assist in modeling plunger cycles. Introduction Plunger lift is a common artificial lift method of producing liquids from a gas well to improve gas flow, usually without the addition of any outside energy or extra gas. The need...
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Paper presented at the SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference - North America, September 13–14, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187499-MS
... also be limited by holding higher casing pressure to keep the plunger from getting stuck. In the end, many plunger lift candidates fail to function properly causing production inefficiencies, and often requiring a transition to another intermediate artificial lift system. The design basis...
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Paper presented at the SPE Production and Operations Symposium, March 27–29, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-141251-MS
.... Thus, the aim of this study is to develop a methodology to determine the performance of plunger-assisted intermittent gas lift and use the obtained liquid lifting performance data to evaluate different designs for a synthetic gas well. This paper presents a model which has the capability to assess...

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