Oct 2017 – Gas Lift Workshop

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Date
October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Location
Houston, Texas / Houston / Texas


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Sponsored in 2017 by ALRDC and the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course (SWPSC).

The 2017 40th Annual International Gas-Lift Workshop will be held in Houston, Texas, USA, on Oct. 23 – 27, 2017.

2017 General Chair: Ian Schuur, Schlumberger

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.

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

Paper

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

Chair:  Steven Freeman

1 Shell International EP

 

Edward de St. Remey

 

Considerations for Qualifying Elastomers Used in Artificial Lift Equipment for Deep Water applications with High Pressure and High Temperature Environments

 

Abstract Presentation
2 Apache

Echometer

Shea Province

Carrie Anne Taylor

Lynn Rowlan

 

Dual Shot Acoustic Technique Abstract Presentation
3 ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

Esso Norway AS

J.Y. Wang,

A.A. Troshko,

F.G. Gallo

T.H. Lopez

D.E. Helgestad

 

Integrated Transient Modeling to Support the Successful Offshore Well Start-up Abstract Presentation
4 Petroleum Technology Company Coll Brodie Annular Pressure Management During Gas Lift Operations

 

Abstract Presentation
Keynote Address — Shauna Noonan, Occidental Petroleum Compan

 

Occidental Petroleum Company Shauna Noonan Artificial Lift in the Permian Basin: What are we doing differently?  Abstract Presentation
Session 2:  Gas-Lift Automation & Optimization

Chair:  To Be Determined

1 Decker Technology

 

Ken Decker Accuracy of Tested Ratios Abstract Presentation
2 Senior Flexions

 

Mark Davey

 

Bellows Cycle Life & How Manufacturing Processes Can Impact it

 

Abstract Presentation
3 Louisiana State University Paulo J Waltrich Liquid Assisted Gas-Lift Abstract Presentation
4 HEAL Systems

 

Jonathan Dove,

 

A Single Life-Cycle Completions Solution

Cost-effectively transition from natural flow to gas lift to plunger lift and on to rod pumping

 

Abstract Presentation
5 Silverwell Stephen Faux

Graham Makin

Digital Intelligent Gas Lift – Pilot Field Installations of New Digital and Surface Operated Technology

 

Abstract Presentation
Session 3:  Gas-Lift Field Case Histories
Chair:
 Wayne Mabry
1 ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Michael Romer

Andrey Troshko

 

 

Surfactant-Assisted Gas Lift Pilot Abstract Presentation
2 ConocoPhillips Anthony Williams

Bill Hearn 

 

Transitioning to Intermittent Gas-Lift in an Unconventional Resource Play Abstract Presentation
3 Sercel GRC

Artificial Lift Performance Ltd.

Brian Hicks

Sandy Williams

 

 

Real-time Decision Making for Gas Lifted Well Management and Optimization Abstract Presentation
4 Shell International EP Belle Ibanez

Steven Freeman

 

Princess Subsea Gas Lift Start-Up Abstract Presentation
5 Schlumberger Robert Loov

Yosmar Gonzalez

Alberto Abouganem Stephens

 

DTS for Gas Lift Optimization Abstract Presentation
6 PSE Kevin Wade Full Integrated Asset Optimisation Abstract Presentation
Session 4: Status of API Standards, API Gas-Lift, and Other Items

Chair:  To Be Determined

 

1 Shell International EP Wayne Mabry

 

Update of API Gas-Lift Standards Abstract Presentation
2 Southwest Research Institute Angel Wileman

 

Gas-Lift Test Facility for High-Pressure and High-Temperature Gas Flow Testing Abstract Presentation
3 Southwest Research Institute Angel Wileman

 

Predicting and Monitoring Gas Lift Valve Chatter at Realistic Downhole Conditions Abstract Presentation
4 Schlumberger Haidan Lu

Sekhar Nagarakanti

 

Unconventional Gas Lift Case Study: How to Identify and Suppress Production Instabilities Abstract Presentation
5 Altec Jack Brink

Rick Haydel

 

Production Optimization Utilizing the Balance Ported Valve and Pilot Valve in the Permian Basin Abstract Presentation
6  Schlumberger  Jason Bigelow Dynamic Modeling of Gas Lift Designs and Operations

 

Abstract Presentation
Breakout Sessions —

 

1 Shell International EP

 

Wayne Mabry

Steven Freeman

 

High Reliability Gas-Lift Installations Summary
2 Retired Mike Johnson Gas-Lift Surveillance Practices and New Gas-Lift Technology

 

Summary
3 Occidental Petroleum Co.

 

Greg Stephenson Gas-Lift for Unconventionals

 

Summary
4 Production Associates

 

John Martinez Gas-Lift Handbook Terms and Equations Summary

 

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