Procedure optimizes lift gas allocation

Orestes Mayo Cipro, Instituto Superior Politécnico "José A. Echevarría" Havana, Cuba Felix Blanco, Javier Alvarado Maraven, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. Maracaibo, Venezuela Lift-Gas Allocation [60,556 bytes PDF format] A calculation procedure optimized lift-gas allocation to 41 oil wells in the Barúa-Motatán oil field in Venezuela. The objective was to attain the most crude production with the limited gas available. The procedure uses Lagrange multipliers to obtain an analytic expression of the optimum gas injection for each well. Unlike some numerical nonlinear programming methods, this p...

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