Oct 2017 – Gas Lift Workshop

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October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017

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.

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Number Company Author Paper Title or Subject Abstract Presentation


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


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
 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


3 Occidental Petroleum Co.


Greg Stephenson Gas-Lift for Unconventionals


4 Production Associates


John Martinez Gas-Lift Handbook Terms and Equations Summary


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