DOE selects two stripper gas R&D projects

The US Department of Energy has selected two research projects to assist production from the 192,000 stripper gas wells in the US.DOE said that more than half of the onshore natural gas wells in the Lower 48 states are strippers, defined as those producing 60 Mcfd or less.Project detailsAdvanced Resources International Inc., Houston, will develop a computer program to analyze stripper well performance.It also will diagnose why some wells do not produce as expected and identify ways to select the best wells for corrective measures. Techniques will be tested on wells in Texas and Oklahoma.DOE will provide nearly $175,000 and Advanced Resources more than $243,000 for the 1-year project.Petro...

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