Julio C. Adjunta Maraven S.A. Lagunillas, Venezuela Alfred Majek Texas Electronic Resources Houston High-performance personal computer (PC) Hand intelligent remote terminal unit (IRTU) technology have optimized the remote control of gas lift injection and surveillance of over 1,000 offshore production wells at Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. Maraven S.A., a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, operates this central Lake Maracaibo light oil and gas production. In its 3-year program, Maraven expects a 27,000 b/d increase in oil production by reducing deferred production and optimizing gas lift injection by as much a...

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