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J Pet Technol 41 (01): 67–70.
Paper Number: SPE-16606-PA
Published: 01 January 1989
...Robert C. Visser Summary This paper presents methods developed to enable the lifting and producing of low-gravity, high-viscosity crude from offshore fields. Relative advantages and disadvantages of several lifting, treating, and transportation methods are discussed. The paper also reviews actual...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 30–October 2, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196006-MS
... packer gas injection disadvantage completion completion design artificial lift system society of petroleum engineers hybrid completion production deferment Onshore Field thailand onshore field pump seal assembly valve Background The onshore field in the Northern part of Thailand has...
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J Pet Technol 34 (10): 2384–2396.
Paper Number: SPE-9979-PA
Published: 01 October 1982
... another. Advantages and disadvantages are given with examples in the selection of lift methods. This list represents the relative standing of lift systems based on the number of installations throughout the world: sucker rod pumping (beam pumping) gas lift electric submersible pumping, hydraulic piston...
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Paper presented at the SPE Production Operations Symposium, March 9–11, 1997
Paper Number: SPE-37422-MS
..., are the relatively small investment and reasonable operating costs. Limitations include having a sufficient GLR to supply the energy for lifting liquids from the wellbore and sand production problems. The main disadvantages, however, of plunger lift systems are the complexity of the lifting process and a lack...
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Paper presented at the SPE Mid-Continent Operations Symposium, March 28–31, 1999
Paper Number: SPE-52157-MS
... ). However there are other important considerations beyond a list of advantages/disadvantages. Reference 3 is a brief summary of advantages/disadvantages and selection criteria for various lift systems separately presented by experts in a forum discussion. Table 1 Relative Advantages of Artificial...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 9–12, 1977
Paper Number: SPE-6853-MS
... systems. INTRODUCTION Rod pumping is one of the oldest and by far the most common artificial lift method used in oil production. As in any mechanical system, there are both advantages and disadvantages to the use of rod pumping systems. The relative simplicity, depend- ability and serviceability...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, April 30–May 3, 2001
Paper Number: OTC-12990-MS
..., wave is not severe but swell is relatively high, frequent workover and artificial lift are highly required in some fields, and there are gas pipeline networks, etc. Hence, the following additional requirements should be added. Large storage capacity and large process capacity. Applicable for over...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference, October 16–18, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198424-MS
..., its evaluation has been printed in this table for further discussion. Different aspects of implementing gas lift system, positive cavity pumps, electrical submersible pumps and sucker-rod pumps are compared and a summary of relative advantage/disadvantage these methods are presented in this table...
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Paper presented at the SPE Russian Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 26–28, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-135973-MS
... production characteristics using Technology Application Template - a special tool which determines the most profitable artificial lift system based on net present value criteria. Solutions were implemented in North Komsomolskoe field located in Western Siberian basin. Before performing calculations we...
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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference — Latin America and Caribbean, May 27–28, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173936-MS
... in bulk of the paper. integrated asset modeling reservoir simulation oil field artificial lift system gas injection network pressure Modeling & Simulation gas lift selection pipeline network model reservoir simulation model asset and portfolio management Upstream Oil & Gas...
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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference & Exhibition-North America, October 6–8, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171366-MS
... recirculation system, and uncommon techniques to effectively operate an ESP unit in gas-slugging wells. Historical design challenges system-specific design/operation, and production results of the tested well are also presented. disadvantage Upstream Oil & Gas run life ESP artificial lift system...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201692-MS
... against the reservoir flow and thereby, a reduction in the rate of production ( Zhao et al., 2018 ). The advantages of sucker rod pumps are as follows: Rod pumping systems are the most common artificial lift methods, hence they have the best-understood systems in the field. In other words...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 8–10, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-160090-MS
... of the Hydraulic Jet Lift System, highlighting the next as of relative importance for the analyzed cases in this study: Advantages: Run and retrieve sub-surface pump is possible in a hydraulic form or with wire line, without conventional workover rig. Quick installation and startup (72 hr. maximum...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 5–8, 1997
Paper Number: OTC-8475-MS
... application niche (advantages and disadvantages), the probable major problems for their extension to subsea use and their current development stage at Petrobras. Artificial Lift Methods Description In this item it will be discussed the main characteristics of each method, as well as the difficulties...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, March 22–25, 2022
Paper Number: OTC-31549-MS
... is an introduction to the research progress of heavy oil thermal recovery artificial lift system applied to offshore oilfields. In addition, we also summarized drawbacks and disadvantages of different heavy oil thermal recovery artificial lift system. Finally, based on previous research results and the current...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 15–18, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-207258-MS
... applications. This study presents disadvantages of the existing well profiles and compares it with the proved U well concept. The work shows the disadvantages of the existing artificial lift and presents the advantage of U well equipped with pigging lift method as new modern technology ( Fig. 1...
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Paper presented at the SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - Americas, August 23–25, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209721-MS
... pump or gas lift valve setting depths (1). Table 1 Advantages and Disadvantages of Gas Lift System Advantages Disadvantages Flexible with operating conditions Requires reliable source of high-pressure gas Low operating cost High capital cost (For instance, requiring gas...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 4–7, 1981
Paper Number: SPE-10337-MS
... of the disadvantages of a beam pumping system is that the polished rod stuffing box can leak. How- ever, if proper design and operating criteria are con- sidered and followed, that disadvantage can be minimiz ed. GAS LIFT Gas lift dominates the Gulf Coast of the USA as a means of artificial lift and is used...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 1–4, 2000
Paper Number: SPE-63042-MS
... or hollow shaft. Both designs are popular and have relatively the same features, but the hollow shaft offers the added advantage of lifting the rotor out of the stator without having to remove the gear head from the wellhead. Selecting the proper size drive system is dependent on the pump size elected...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, April 20–22, 1999
Paper Number: SPE-54389-MS
... the advantages of using this non-conventional artificial lift system. This study describes the main problems found during completion and use of chamber lift in the area. As detected by calculations and simulations, lack of chamber filling was a major difficulty in wells with relatively high gas-liquid ratios...

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