Workshop Sessions - Abstracts, Presentations, Papers

Copies of abstracts, presentations, and papers will be placed in this section as they become available.

Note: Formal papers are desired, but are not required. To make a presentation, we must receive an abstract and a copy of the actual presentation slides. Documents which have been received and are available are shown in underlined blue text. They may be accessed by clicking on them.


Status of Abstracts and Presentations

Summary of Abstracts --- This will be printed and made available at the workshop.


Note:  The abstracts, PowerPoint presentations, and papers to be  provided for the Spring 2004 Gas Well Deliquification Workshop are listed below.  To download any abstract, presentation, or paper, click on the underlined link.  Some of the presentations are very large and may require several minutes to download.

Note:  These presentations and papers are the property of the Gas Well Deliquification Workshop and the companies that authored them.   They are provided here for your information. They may not be altered in any way, and they may not be distributed to anyone outside of your company without the expressed written permission of the organizers of the workshop and the author(s).

Note:  After the workshop, if there is sufficient interest, we will produce CD's of the workshop proceedings.  These will be available for $25 per CD.


            Access to Paper Documents
Number Company(ies) Author(s) Paper Title Abstract Presentation Paper
New Technologies --- Chairs:   Gordon Gates, Lynn Rowlan



Garg Divyakumar

Joe McInerney

Paulus Adisoemarta

James Lea


Lynn Rowlan


Testing the Two Piece Plunger

There are many instances where using this plunger results in gas production increases. However in some cases, it appears to have a lesser effect.

Abstract Presentation  
2 Mule Shoe David Simpson

Vortex DX Tools

A review of this emerging technology that has shown considerable promise in lowering the critical rate required for a free-flowing well to unload liquids. 

Abstract Presentation  
3 Vortex Flow, LLC Tom Smith

New Multiphase Flow Enhancement Tools - Field Test Results

The Vortex Flow tools are a breakthrough in fluid dynamics and create a more efficient flow pattern of fluids through a piping conduit. 

Abstract Presentation  
4 Harbison-Fischer Benny J. Williams

Two Year History of Examples of Gas Well Deliquification with Non-Gas Locking Variable Slippage PumpÔ

A technical update will be presented on successful applications of the Non-Gas Locking Variable Slippage Pump. 

Abstract Presentation  
5 Mule Shoe David Simpson

Excursions in Lift

This presentation reviews of some of the fringe technologies that have been used in the San Juan basin to try to lift water from very low-pressure wells. 

Abstract Presentation  
6 Weatherford Bill Grubb

Adapting Product Technology for Coalbed Natural Gas (CBM)

This paper offers some of Weatherford’s solutions to this ever-demanding industry.

Abstract Presentation  
Chemicals --- Chairs:  Dan Sweat, Sunder Ramachandran
1 Baker Petrolite Sunder Ramachandran

The Effect of Specialty Chemicals on the Minimum Lift Velocity to Unload a Gas Well

The paper describes the effect of different specialty chemicals on changing surface tension, and creating foams in different brines and condensates.

Abstract Presentation  
2 Multi-Chem James Archer Best Practices in Selecting Candidate Liquid Loading Gas Wells


3 Champion Technologies Mark Edwards

Unique Products and Approaches to Gas Well Deliquification

This presentation will present a cross-section of the problems and solutions Champion has developed for gas well deliquification.

Abstract Presentation  


J.G.R. Eylander

P.J. Mul

H. van Dijk

E.R. Bakker


Well and Flowline De-Liquification in European Gas Fields Through Batch and Continuous Foamer injection


This paper describes how assisted lift and well deliquification have been achieved using liquid surfactants that reduce surface tension and fluid density within the wellbore.

Abstract Presentation  
Case Studies --- Chairs:  Norm Hein, Tony Podio
1 Compressco



Ted D. Garner


Larry Harms

Case History:  Unloading Tight Gas Wells in South Texas with Wellhead Compression

This will show details from recent experiences we have had with substantial increases in rate (over 300 MCFD per well) and reserves (200-1000 MMCFD added per well).



2 Schlumberger Boots Rouen

Case History:  Gas-Lift Gas Wells

This presentation will cover 6 – 8 case histories that will include these new gas-lift unloading methods. 

Abstract Presentation  
3 BP

Jess Babbitt

Gordon Gates


Practical Learnings from Operating LP Gas Wells


This presentation is intended to point out many practical learning’s in the operation, completion, and drilling of low-pressure gas wells.

Abstract Presentation-1



PolyFlow, Inc.

Jay Wright

Reinforced Polymer Tubing to Enhance Liquid Lifting of Gas Wells Currently Loading With Water


A summary of suitable and unsuitable well operating parameters will be detailed to assist in proper well selection for this technology.

Abstract Presentation  
5 Kinder Morgen Rebecca J. Larkin

Innovative Tubing String Design Improves Flow Profile

Candidate selection, design criteria and tubing hardware employed, installation procedure, and actual well performance are described. 

Abstract Presentation  
6 Dyna-Coil Dave Smith

Case Histories of Capillary Lift Enhances Gas Production in 1000s of wells in the USA


This paper presents the case histories of several thousand wells that have been completed with capillary tubing for the purpose of lifting fluids via down hole surfactant injection.


Abstract Presentation  
Automation/Modeling --- Chairs:  Dave Christmas, Cleon Dunham



Cham Ocondi


Gordon Gates

Larry Compton

Automation That Increases Your Bottom Line

Case history of trending samples of gas wells with varying degree of liquid loading problem and control solution will be presented and discussed.  Also diagnostic and analysis technique to identify equipment failure and improper operating practices will also be presented.

Abstract Presentation  
2 Shell International EP



Paul verBeek


Rob Eylander


Intermittent Production from Liquid Loaded Gas Wells


Expected benefits from the model are better predictability and control of gas capacity at tail-end production, and thereby extended life of intermittently producing wells.

Abstract Presentation  
3 ConocoPhillips Larry Harms

Better Results Through Integrated Production Modeling

This presentation will include the integrated production modeling (IPM) tools available to show why results are not always what we think they should be when we don't look at the whole system (facilities, wellbore, reservoir).

Abstract Presentation  
4 Dyna-Coil Dave Smith

Method of Selecting Well Candidates for Dewatering Using an Empirically Modified 2 Phase Flow Computer Model

The method of enhancing gas production by optimally placing a foaming agent in a well via capillary tube has been now proven successful in over 5,000 wells in the USA. 

Abstract Presentation