Artificial Lift Selection --- Version 2

This is a new version of the Artificial Lift Selection Recommended Practices document.

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Section, Status, Color Code, Title


General Introduction

     0.1  Final  Introduction

     0.2  Final  Document Outline

     0.3  Final   Details of the Outline

     0.4  Final  State of the Industry - Justification for this Document


Things that Must be Known to Create an Optimum Artificial Lift Selection Process

     1.0  Final  Introduction

     1.1  Final  Know Your Business

     1.2  Final  Know Your Company

     1.3  Final  Know Your Economics

     1.4  Final  Know Your Staff

     1.5  Final  Know Your Suppliers

     1.6  Final  Know Your Reservoirs

     1.7  Final  Know Your Wells

     1.8  Final  Know the Performance of Your Wells

     1.9  Final  Know Your Surface System


General Guidelines for Artificial Lift Systems --- Overview of Deliquification and Associated Artificial Lift Technologies

     2.0  Final  Introduction

     2.1  Final  Fundamentals of Gas Well Deliquification

     2.2  Final  Guidelines for Selecting Various Artificial Lift Methods

     2.3  Final  Selection of a Deliquification Method

     2.4  Final  How to Use Artificial Lift Screening Tools

     2.5  Final  General Limits, Typical Costs, and Life Expectancies of Each Type of Artificial Lift Technology


Recommendations for Pumping Systems

     3.1  1st Draft Sucker Rod Pumping

     3.2  Outline Rotary Rod Pumping

     3.3  Written Progressing Cavity Pumping

     3.4  Outline Electrical Submersible Pumping

     3.5  Written Hydraulic Pumping


Recommendations for Plunger Lift Systems

     4.1  Written Tubing Plungers

     4.2  Outline  Casing Plungers


5  Recommendations for Chemical Lift Systems

     5.1  1st Draft Soap Sticks

     5.2  Final Batch Chemical/Foamer

     5.3  1st Draft Continuous Chemical/Foamer


Recommendations for Gas-Lift Systems

     6.1  Written Continuous Gas-Lift

     6.2  Outline Chamber, Intermittent Gas-Lift


Recommendations for Other Types of Artificial Lift Systems

     7.1  Outline Surface Compression

     7.2  Outline Velocity Strings

     7.3  Outline Swabbing

     7.4  Outline Intermitting or Cycling Wells

     7.5  Outline Jet Pumps

     7.6  Outline Artificial Lift Methods for Horizontal Wells

     7.7  Outline Combinations of Systems

     7.8  1st Draft Emerging Technologies


Guidelines for Selecting the Most Appropriate Artificial Lift System for Your Application

     8.0  Final  Introduction

     8.1  1st Draft Pertinent Issues to Consider

     8.2  1st Draft Guidelines for Use Artificial Lift Selection Tools

     8.3  Outline Guidelines for Checking Artificial Lift Economic

     8.4  Final  Guidelines for Choosing the Artificial Lift System Supplier

     8.5  1st Draft Guidelines for Choosing the Specific Artificial Lift System


Guidelines for Optimum Application of Each Artificial Lift System

     9.0  Final  Introduction

     9.1  1st Draft Guidelines for Installation, Operation, Maintenance

     9.2  Final Guidelines for Automation, Surveillance, Optimization

     9.3  1st Draft Guidelines for Training



     A.0  Final  Introduction

     A.1  Final  Use of the Vogel IPR Curve

     A.2  1st Draft Use of P/Z Plots

     A.3  Outline Use of Nodal Analysis

     A.4  Final  Calculation of Turner and Coleman Critical Velocity

     A.5  Final  Use of Artificial Lift Performance Indicators

     A.6  Final  Use of Production Surveillance Methods

     A.7  Final  Recommended Procedures to Collect Good Information