May 2016 – Gas Lift Workshop

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May 16, 2016 - May 20, 2016

Sheraton Hotel / Houston / Texas


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The 2016 39th Annual International Gas-Lift Workshop will be held in Houston, Texas, USA, on May 16 – 20, 2016.

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.

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Number Company Author Paper Title or Subject Abstract Presentation


Session 1:  Offshore, Sub-Sea, Deep Water, TLP

Chair:  Greg Stephenson, Bongo (aka Jim Hall)


1 Petroleum Technology Company (PTC)


Vennlig Hilsen


 NexLift  Cancelled Abstract  
New 1 Brunei Shell Petroleum


K. Sonti


J.W. Hall


 Novel Use of Dual Completion for Gas Lift Deepening Abstract Presentation
2 Weatherford Artificial Lift Steve Long Old Ideas Become New Again – A New Approach to the Differential Valve


Abstract Presentation
3 Petroleum Technology Company (PTC) Vennlig Hilsen



Reducing Intervention Time/Cost During Completion Cancelled Abstract  
New 3 Shell International EP Wayne Mabry Issues Associated with Selection and Use of Gas-Lift in Deep Water, High Pressure, High Temperature Applications


Abstract Presentation
4 Encline Bill Elmer High Pressure Gas-Lift: Is Industry Missing a Potentially Huge Application to Horizontal Oil Wells?


Abstract Presentation
5 AppSmiths Larry Peacock Day in the Lift of a Well Analyst


Abstract Presentation
Keynote Address —


 Shell Oil Company  Dave Carpenter Abstract Presentation
Session 2:  Gas-Lift Automation & Optimization

Chair:  Eric Lovie, Mike Johnson


1 Shell Global Solution International B.V.


Gijs Hemink, Murat Kerem


 Fiber Optic Based Gas Lift Surveillance Abstract Presentation
2 ExxonMobil Michael Romer Wireless Technologies for Gas Lift Surveillance


Abstract Presentation
3 PSE Oil and Gas James Marriott

Apostolos  Giovanoglou

Kevin Wade


New Approach to Full Field Gas Lift Optimization Abstract Presentation
4 Emerson Process Management


Sudhir Jain Automating Gas-Lift Injection Rates Abstract Presentation
5 Senior Metal Bellows Engineering


Pat Reed Edge-Welded Bellows Technology Including Trade-Offs Between Stroke, Pressure, and Cost and the Differences Between Edge-Welded and Formed Bellows


Abstract Presentation
6 Air Squared, Inc. Bryce Shaffer, Andrew Morton An Overview of Positive Displacement Scroll Technology for Oil and Gas Applications


Abstract Presentation
Session 3:  Gas-Lift Field Case Histories
 Wayne Mabry, Michael Romer

1 Brunei Shell Petroleum

Cio Cio Mario

J.W. Hall



Pilot Installation of a Deep Gas Lift System to Optimize Gas Lift Well Performance in Brunei Shell PetroleumAbstractPresentation2

Flowco Production Solutions


Matt YoungIntermittent Gas-Lift Utilizing a Pilot ValveAbstractPresentation3Brunei Shell Petroleum, Shell Oil Company

O. Owoyemj

J.W. Hall

Batch Foaming Gas-Lifted Oil and Liquid Loaded Gas Wells in BSP


AbstractPresentation4Royal Dutch Shell – NAM

Ahmed Farag

Tony Robertson

Ankur Mittal

Kees Veeken

Tjerk Joustra

Jacobo Montero


Foam Assist in a Gas-Lifted Oil WellAbstractPresentation5Weatherford Artificial Lift

Christopher Hand

Randy Matthews

Gas-Lift and Capillary Injection Bring New Life to Bakken Producers with Salt Deposition Problems


AbstractPresentation6EnclineBill Elmer

Improving the Design of Wellhead Gas-Lift Compressors


AbstractPresentation7Shell InternationalSteven Freeman

Understanding Gas-Lift Equipment Issues in Deep Water, High Pressure, High Temperature Applications



Session 4: Status of API Standards, API Gas-Lift, and Other Items



1McCalvin EnterprisesDavid McCalvin

Status Review: API Specifications and Recommended Practices for Gas-Lift


AbstractPresentation2SchlumbergerPhillip Hodge

Field Trial in Alaska for 1″ Barrier Gas-Lift Valve



Breakout Sessions —





Cancelled Due to Low Attendance

Regulations and Regulatory Compliance, BOEMRE, etc. Cancelled






Combined with Gas-Lift Surveillance PracticesNew Gas-Lift Technology  Cancelled




Mike Johnson

Gas-Lift Surveillance Practices and New Gas-Lift Technology






Greg Stephenson

Gas-Lift for Unconventionals






John MartinezGas-Lift Handbook Terms and Equations


API Terms







Resources for Attendees

Resources for Presenters

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