Feb 2017 – Gas Well Workshop

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February 20, 2017 - February 22, 2017

Sheraton Denver Hotel / Denver / Colorado

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This page contains information on the ALRDC / SWPSC 2017 (15th Annual) Gas Well Deliquification Workshop. The workshop will be held in Denver, Colorado on Monday – Wednesday, Feb. 20 – 22, 2017. 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.

Dawn Lima of Bonanza Petroleum is the General Chair for the 2017 Workshop.

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, 2016.  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 Jan. 27, 2017.  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 2017 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.


Number Company(ies) Author(s) Paper Title Abstract Presentation



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


1 Encline  Bill Elmer High Pressure Continuous Gas Circulation


Abstract Presentation
2 Fortuna Resources LLC Youness El Fadili (Ph.D) Critical Gas Rate in Horizontal and Deviated Wells


Abstract Presentation
3 Kalnin Ventures, LLC


Heather Child, P.E. Comparing HZ Critical Rate Models Against Field Data Abstract Presentation
4 Kalnin Ventures, LLC Sam Hoda Think Your Test Was Successful? How a Little Statistics Can Keep You from Being Misled


Abstract Presentation
5 Unico and Hy-Bon/EDI  Dan Senesac Unico LRP® Pump Clean(tm) Mode Abstract Presentation
6 Echometer James N. McCoy Downhole Gas Separation Performance


Abstract Presentation
7 United Energy Pakistan Fauzan Iqbal Gas Well Deliquification in United Energy Pakistan


Abstract Presentation
Session 2 – Reservoir, Stimulation.   Chairpersons:    Larry Harms
1 Univ. of Tulsa Dr. Cem Sarica Similarities and Differences of Two-phase Flow between Horizontal and Conventional Wells


Abstract Presentation
2 Colorado School of Mines Logan Salewski Statistical Analysis of Wellbore Trajectory Effect on Time Liquid Loading is Detected in the Surface


Abstract Presentation
3 Colorado School of Mines Jagmit Singh Critical Gas Velocity Mapping to Predict Liquid Loading


Abstract Presentation
4 Colorado School of Mines


Dr. Romer Brito Colorado School of Mines Production Laboratory Proposal Proposal
Keynote Speech:   
Session 3 – Plunger Lift, Sucker Rod Pumping.  Chairpersons:   Rick Webb
1 Production Plus Energy Services Inc. Jeff Saponja

Anthony McDaniels


Enhance Plunger Lift While Reducing CAPEX and OPEX Abstract Presentation
2 Shell Oil Company Sergey Busygin


Two-Piece Plunger Fall Velocities and Practical Applications in The Field Abstract Presentation
3 Echometer Company Ellithorp Energy Services Brian Ellithorp Use of Isolated Tailpipe:  Proving to be a Natural Progression for Rod Pumped Horizontal Wells


Abstract Presentation
4 Echometer Company Lynn Rowlan Animation of Plunger Lift Analysis Plots Improve Ability to Troubleshoot and Analyze Well


Abstract Presentation
5 Echometer Company Lynn Rowlan Adjustments to Plunger Fall Velocity Due to Change in Gas Flow Rate


Abstract Presentation
6 Extreme Telematics Mark Scantlebury


Using Kinetic Energy for Plunger Lift Safety and Maintenance Abstract Presentation
7 Theta Terry Trieberg Well Production Automation and Diagnostics: Past, Present, and Future


Abstract Presentation
Breakout Sessions.   Chairperson: Cleon Dunham
1   Jim Lea, Rob Sutton


Issues with Horizontal Wells   Presentation
2 Lynn Rowlan Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Plunger Lift Wells


3   Session Cancelled


4 Session Cancelled    
5   Session Cancelled    
6 Larry Harms Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Facilities & Compression


7 Luke Wallace Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Gas-Lift Systems


8   Session Cancelled


9 Session Cancelled  
10 Session Cancelled  
Session 4 – Automation, Communications, Optimization.  Chairpersons:   Lynn Rowlan
1 Encline Bill Elmer Artificial Lift Applications of the Internet of Things


Abstract Presentation
2 Harmsway Optimization Larry Harms Optimizing Compressor Operations – Part 1


Abstract Presentation
3 Flowco Production Solutions Matt Young

David Dahlgen

Utilizing GAPL to Enhance Production and Lower Operating Cost


Abstract Presentation
4 Robert P. Sutton, Consultant

PetroEdge Energy IV LLC


Robert P. Sutton

Stuart A. Cox

Effect of Lateral Geometry on Unconventional Gas Well Performance Abstract Presentation
5 Robert P. Sutton, Consultant

PetroEdge Energy IV LLC


Robert P. Sutton

Stuart A. Cox


An Overview of Horizontal Gas Well Geometry Abstract Presentation
6 Harmsway Optimization Larry Harms Optimizing Compressor Operations – Part 2


Abstract Presentation
Stand By
1 BP, Proline Energy Peter Oyewole


Proline Energy Nitrogen    

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