June 2019 – 2019 Gas Lift Workshop

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June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019

Houston, Texas / Houston / Texas


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2019 Gas-Lift Workshop Abstracts, Presentations, and Papers

Copies of abstracts  will be placed in this section as they become available.

Copies of presentations and papers will be placed in this section at the close of the Workshop.


Rust – Received

Blue – Confirmed      

Gray – Pending

Workshop Schedule

Form for Nominating a Presentation

List of Presentations

Call for Abstracts

List of Presentations, Abstracts

Standard Presentation Template The presentations must use this Standard Presentation Template for consistency and for protection of the authors, their companies, and the Workshop.

Rolling Slide Show Slide show used during breaks, lunch, etc.

 Caution Some of the videos are very large.   It may take a long time to download them.

    Access to Documents
Number Company Author Paper Title or Subject Abstract Presentation


Session 1:  Sub-Sea, Horizontal Well, and may also include Offshore, Deep Water, and TLP

Chair:  Jay Miller

1 FlowCo Matt Young Advanced Use of Downhole Gauge for GL Ops. Abstract Presentation
2 LSU Paulo Walrich Method to Calc GL Valve Performance Curves Abstract Presentation
3 BSP Shell Chandran Peringod BSP Shell Gas Lift Improvement Journey Abstract Presentation
4 Petrobras Giovanna de Castro Effect of Gas Injection Angle on GL Performance


Abstract Presentation
5 South Research Angel Wileman High-Pressure Gas Flow Performance Testing Abstract Presentation
Keynote Address —


Anadarko Petr. Corp. Jim Raney ALRDC Workshop Keynote Address Abstract  Presentation
Session 2:  Gas-Lift Technology, Design, Automation, & Optimization

Chair:  Jim Hall

1 Occidental Petroleum Greg Stephenson Update of API Gas Lift Standards Abstract  Presentation
2 Apergy Andrew Poerschke


Annular Gas Lift Trial Produces Maximum Potential of Oil and Natural Gas in the First 90 Days of Operation


Abstract Presentation Cancelled
3 Apergy Dustin Sandidge Determining Optimized Gas Injection Rate for Gas Lifted Wells to Maximize Lift Efficiency Abstract Presentation Cancelled
4 Chevron Nigeria Kenechukwu Obiajulu Nwankwo Paraffin Inhibition in Tubing Using Thermodynamics


Abstract Presentation
5 Gate, LLC Randy Chandrana Dinata Real Time Gas-Lift Surveillance Abstract Presentation Not Allowed to be Posted
6 Schlumberger Haidan Lu


Automated Full-Field Gas Lift Optimization For Unconventional Shale Field


Abstract Presentation
Session 3:  Gas-Lift Field Case Histories
 Greg Stephenson
1 Estis Compression Will Nelle


Improving Performance of Gas-Lift Compressors in Liquids-Rich Gas Service


Abstract Presentation

Production Lift 
Jay Miller High Rate Unconventional GLR Based GL Design Method


Abstract Presentation
3 Chevron Nigeria Ganiyu Adeyemi Expanding Artificial Lift Initiatives in a Mature Field


Abstract Presentation
4 Alloy Bellows Lance Wilson Abstract Presentation
5 Silverwell Graham Makin DIALing In GL Opt. – Permian Case History Abstract Presentation
6 Xenon Lift Services Sergio Gonzales Trans. multiphase flow sim. of unconventional wells


Abstract Presentation Cancelled
7 Production Lift Mike Swihart High Liquid Volume Plunger Lift Abstract Presentation
Session 4: Status of Gas-Lift Standards, API Recommendations, and Other Items

Chair:  Ken Decker


1 Shell Offshore Steven Freeman Gas Lift Validation Requirements for Deepwater


Abstract Presentation
2 SM Energy


Branden Pronk Single Point High Pressure Gas Lift Replaces ESP in Permian Basin Pilot Test Abstract Presentation
3 Hacksma Consult. Jim Hacksma High Pressure Gas Lift Abstract Presentation
4 Schlumberger Ganesh Balasubramanian Challenges & Methods to Develop GL for Deepwater Abstract Presentation
5 PTC Coll Brodie GOM High Press GL Equipt Design & Validation Test


Abstract Presentation
Breakout Sessions —


1 Wayne Mabry Shell Oil Company High Reliability Gas-Lift


2 Bill Carol, Ian Schuur Schlumberger Gas-Lift for Unconventionals   Presentation
3 Greg Stepjenon Occidental Petroleum Company Gas-Lift Failures and Worst Practices   Presentation
4 Bill Elmer, Branden Pronk SM Energy Single Point High Pressure Gas-Lift   Presentation

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