Device capitalizes on flow stream strengths in pumping gas wells

11/05/2012
David Simpson MuleShoe Engineering Flora Vista, NM Using downhole pumps to lift interfering liquid from gas wells is not a new activity. Using these pumps at very low surface pressure is also not a new activity. Designing wellsite facilities that capitalize on the strengths of the flow streams while minimizing the weaknesses is a very new activity. The decision points that a facilities engineer usually had to consider were: 1. Horizontal vs. vertical production unit. 2. Two-phase vs. three-phase production unit. 3. Pipe size and pipe material. 4. Whether to tie the tubing stream into the production unit vs. going directly to a tank or the gathering system. Eliminating the production unit ...
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