Feb 2016 – Gas Well Workshop

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February 29, 2016 - March 2, 2016

Sheraton Denver Hotel / Denver / Colorado

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The workshop will be held in Denver, Colorado on Monday – Wednesday, Feb. 29 – Mar. 2, 2016.  It will be held in the Sheraton Denver Hotel (formerly the Adams Mark Hotel), in Downtown Denver.  If you can’t find the information you need on this web site, please contact the workshop organizers.

Note: Formal papers are desired, but are not required. To make a presentation, we must receive an abstract and a copy of the actual presentation slides. Documents which have been received and are available are shown in underlined blue text. They may be accessed by clicking on them.

NoteAbstracts are to be submitted on or before Dec. 31, 2015.  If your Abstract is submitted after that date, there is a god chance there will not be room in the Program for  your presentation.  The Abstract Review Committee will meet in early January to finalize the organization of each Technical Session.  We will choose the best five or six Abstracts for each session, depending on the size of the session,

Presentations are to be submitted on or before Feb. 2, 2016.  We are serious about this date. We need time to review each Presentation and then the author(s) need time to correct their Presentations.  We DO NOT want to be receiving Presentations at the last minute.  This isn’t fair to the Workshop Committee and it isn’t fair to the author(s).

Status of Abstracts and Presentations — This will be made available as time for the Workshop approaches.

Summary of Abstracts — This will be printed and made available at the workshop.

Rolling Slide Show — This will be shown at breaks during the Workshop.

Workshop Evaluation Form — Use this form to evaluate the workshop if you didn’t turn one in at the Workshop.  E-mail it to cleon@oilfieldautomation.

Standard Presentation Format — Use of this Standard Presentation Format is mandatory for all presentations.  It provides consistency and ease of viewing by the audience.  It contains a standard disclaimer and copyright information to product the author(s), their company(ies), and the Workshop.

Note:  The abstracts, PowerPoint presentations, and papers provided for the 2016 Gas Well Deliquification Workshop are listed below.  To download any abstract, presentation, or paper, click on the underlined link.  Some of the presentations are very large and may require several minutes to download.

Note:  The presentations may only be downloaded by persons who attended the Workshop, or people who work for companies that had representatives at the Workshop.  To download a presentation, log in to the ALRDC web site and enter the access code when you click on a presentation.  The Access Code is distributed at the workshop.  If you attended but did not obtain this information, contact cleon@oilfieldautomation.com.

Note:  These presentations and papers are the property of the Gas Well Deliquification Workshop and the companies that authored them.   They are provided here for your information. They may not be altered in any way, and they may not be distributed to anyone outside of your company without the expressed written permission of the organizers of the workshop and the author(s).

Note:  After the workshop, a CD of the workshop proceedings will be sent to each participant who orders one.  The cost of a CD is $25.

Note:  The presentations here are in .pdf format.  If a “movie” was shown along with the presentation, it is included on the CD, and on this web site.  It may be very large.  However, if a video clip was more than about 10 MBytes, it is too large to load here.  We’ll try to place these on the CD.


    Access to Paper Documents
Number Company(ies) Author(s) Paper Title Abstract Presentation



Session 1 – New Technology, Business Conditions, Operating Challenges.    Chairpersons: Norm Hein, Rob Sutton


Rob Sutton Consulting Rob Sutton General Chair Opening Remarks Presentation
1 RARE Petro Engineering Anthony D. McDaniels Hydraulic Tubing Anchor Results From Hundreds of Installs in Uintah Basin Rod Pumped S-Curve Waxy Wells


Abstract Presentation
2 ExxonMobil



RC Tolman, LLC

Michael Romer

Matthew Brown

Nick Ainsworth

Oran Rundberg

David Bolt

Travis Bolt

Randy Tolman


Pilot of Novel Self-Reciprocating Pump for Deliquification Abstract Presentation


3 Echometer Company O. Lynn Rowlan

Dieter Becker

Acoustic Troubleshooting of Coal Bed Methane Wells Abstract Presentation
4 Verdad Oil

Flogistix L.P.

Arthur Beecherl

Aaron Baker

Jason Fortner


Deliquification Utilizing State of the Art Plunger Lift Compression Abstract Presentation


5 FlowCo Matt Young Intermittent Gas-Lift Abstract Presentation
6 Colorado School of Mines

The University of Tulsa

Rosmer M. Brito

Eduardo Pereyra

Cem Sarica

TUHWALP Well Liquid Loading Detection Software – Case Studies Abstract Presentation
Session 2 – Reservoir, Stimulation.   Chairpersons:   Larry Harms, Bill Hearn
1 Abu Dhabi Company For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. (ADCO) Sergio Caicedo Enriched Inflow Performance Relationship (EIPR) Curves for Simultaneous Selection of Target Rate & Pump Setting Depth While Visualizing Free Gas Conditions Abstract Presentation
2 Echometer Company O. Lynn Rowlan Acoustically Determined Gradients in Vertical and Horizontal Gas Wells Abstract Presentation
3 Consultant Larry Harms Smart Intermitting to Optimize Gas Well Production Abstract Presentation
Keynote Speech:  Tom McCoy
Cimarex Tom McCoy Production Surveillance: Your Window into the Health of a Well Presentation
Session 3 – Plunger Lift, Electrical Submersible Pumping.  Chairpersons:  Lynn Rowlan, Rick Webb
1 Shale Tech David Cosby Plunger Lift Algorithms – a Review Abstract Presentation
2 Extreme Telematics Corp. Mark Scantlebury Plunger Velocity: Average vs. Surface Abstract Presentation
3 Extreme Telematics Corp. Mark Scantlebury Using Plunger Surface Velocity to Increase Safety and Production


Abstract Presentation
4 KUDU, a Schlumberger company Lance Mehegan


Maximizing Field Operator’s Time by Controlling PCP Wells Using Automated Liquid Inflow Determination Abstract Presentation
5 Schlumberger


Dean Aylett


ESP Run Time Improvement in High GLR Wells


Abstract Presentation
6 Schlumberger


Dean Aylett


ESP Run Time Improvement in High H2S Environment


Abstract Presentation
Breakout Sessions.   Chairperson: Cleon Dunham
1 Session  Cancelled Deliquification Issues with Horizontal Wells


2 Echometer Lynn Rowlan Troubleshooting Plungers Summary
3 Oil and Gas Optimization Systems Norm Hein Troubleshooting Sucker Rod and Other Pumping Systems


4 Nalco Fenfen Huang Troubleshooting Chemical Systems


5 Session  Cancelled Troubleshooting Automation Systems


6 Larry Harms Consultant Troubleshooting Surface Facilities


7 Weatherford Scott Campbell Troubleshooting Gas-Lift Systems


8 Session  Cancelled Reservoir and Stimulation Issues


9 Shell Jun Xu Managing Very Large Numbers of Shale Gas Wells


10 Session  Cancelled Progressive Cavity Pumping


Session 4 – Automation, Communications, Optimization.  Chairpersons: Brad Rogers, John Green 
1 FreeWave Technologies Glenn Longley IIoT Security and the Data Transport Infrastructure of Energy Projects Abstract Presentation
2 Xetawave Dan Steele Hybrid SCADA Communication Network Using SD Radios Abstract Presentation
3 Oleum Tech Scott Jackson

Colin Lippincott

Regulatory Roundup and Automation Abstract Presentation
4 Weatherford

Black Gold

Victoria Pons

Walter Phillips

Horizontal Well Downhole Dynamometer Data Acquisition (HWDDDA) Update Abstract Presentation

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