Feb 2019 – Artificial Lift for Unconventional Wells

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February 11, 2019 - February 14, 2019

Cox Convention Center and the adjacent Renaissance Hotel / Oklahoma /

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This page contains information on the ALRDC / SWPSC 2019 (17th Annual) Artificial Lift Strategies for Unconventional Wells Workshop. This has formerly been called the Gas Well Deliquification Workshop. We’ve changed the name so we can expand the focus to include both gas and liquid rich (oil) wells.

The Workshop will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Feb. 11 – 14, 2019. It will be held at the Cox Convention Center and the adjacent Renaissance Hotel. Note: Feb. 11 is for set-up only.

Copies of abstracts, presentations, and papers will be placed in this section as they become available.

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 xxx.  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 xxx.  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.

List of Presentations

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.

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 2018 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 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, Artificial Lift, Session Chair: 


1 Encline Artificial Lift Bill Elmer Improving Performance of Gas Lift Compressors in Liquids-Rich Gas Service Abstract Presentation
2 Nagoo and Associates Anand Nagoo



Gas-Lift in Laterals Abstract Presentation
3 Fluid Stream Energy Farhan Farshori Self-Regulating Multiphase Pump/Compressor for Casing Gas and Vapor Recovery Applications


Abstract Presentation
4 Energy IP Peter Brewer Patents and the Oil Field Abstract Presentation
5 Xenon Lift Services Luis E Gonzalez

Rajan Chokshi

Analysis of Gas-Lift Wells in Unconventional Reservoirs- Case Study Abstract Presentation
6 Mantl Andy Clark Successfully Producing High Volume Permian Unconventional Wells Using Modern Automation Combined with Progressive Cavity Pumps Abstract Presentation
7 Hicor Technologies, Inc. Rob Perry Multiphase Compressor to Enhance Artificial Lift Applications Abstract Presentation
Session 2 – Reservoir, Stimulation. Session Chair:   
1 Harms, Inc. Larry Harms Why Gas-Lift is Taking Over, But Should be Approached “Unconventionally” in Unconventionals


Abstract Presentation
2 Silverwell Art. Lift Intelligence Graham Makin

Stephen Faux

Steve Mathias

Automated Interventionless Gas-Lift Production Optimization – Concept to Reality Abstract Presentation
3 ExxonMobil Production Company

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

XTO Energy

Korea Electronics Technology Institute

Naonworks Inc.



Bin Xu

Roy Livingston

Tao Cheng

Robert George

Sanghak Lee

Seongwoo Lee

Universal Well Pad Control Based on Open-Architecture Design



Abstract Presentation
Keynote Speech:   Mr. Peter Oyewole, Proline Energy Resources, Inc.
 Proline Energy Resources Inc Mr. Peter Oyewole Going Beyond Conventional Presentation
Session 3 –  Plunger Lift, Sucker Rod Pumping, Session Chair: John Green
1 Exceed Oilfield Equipment Blake Fincher Evaluating the Microstructure of Your Sucker Rods for Fatigue Resistance


Abstract Presentation
2 Tenaris Sucker Rod Ricardo Padron Development Of A Rod Guide Model Which Generates A Minimum Level Of Turbulence, Performing CFD Analysis And Hydrodynamic Comparisons Between Different Guide Designs


Abstract Presentation
3 University of Tulsa Ozan Sayman

Eduardo Pereyra

Cem Sarica


Fall Velocity Analysis for Continuous Flow Plunger


Abstract Presentation
4  University of Tulsa Anvar Akhiiartdinov

Eduardo Pereyra

Cem Sarica

Novel Smart Plunger Design and Data Analysis Abstract Presentation
5 Flowco Production Solutions David Dahlgren Utilizing Continuous Flow Plungers in High GLR Horizonal Wells to Mitigate Negative Effects from High WHBP


Abstract Presentation
6 Apergy, Norris Rods Jeff Done

Darla Bugg

NHT Rod Guides Extend Life in High Temperature Wells Abstract Presentation
7 Hansen Downhole Pump Solutions Henning Hansen A New Inverted and Rod-Less, Closed Loop Hydraulic Downhole Pump Solution Abstract Presentation
Breakout Sessions.   Chairperson: Cleon Dunham
1 Univ. of Tulsa


Prof. Cem Sarica


Ask Experts about Multiphase Flow in Pipes Summary  
2 Echometer Lynn Rowlan Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Plunger Lift Wells


4 ABB B. J. Walker Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Automation Systems


Summary Actually this is from

the course, not the

Breakout Session

5 Consultant Larry Harms Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Facilities and Compression


Session 4 – Wellbore Issues, Artificial Lift Selection, Session Chair: Rick Webb 
1 Echometer Company O. Lynn Rowlan

Carrie Anne Taylor

Dieter Becker

Ken Skinner

Remote Acquisition Well Monitoring Abstract Presentation
2 Premier Integrated Technologies Andrew Alcock NEW Cloud based Fluid Level Technology and its Applications, (The PumpBoss FL3) a glimpse into the Future of Optimization? Abstract Presentation
3 University of Tulsa Jorge Lopez

Eduardo Pereyra

Cem Sarica

Novel Approach to Downhole Separation for Deviated Wells Abstract Presentation

Resources for Attendees

Resources for Presenters

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