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.
Note: Abstracts are to be submitted on or before March 31, 2010. If your Abstract is submitted after that date, there is a god chance there will not be room in the Program for your presentation. The Abstract Review Committee will meet in early April to finalize the organization of each Technical Session. We will choose the best three Abstracts for each session.
Presentations are to be submitted on or before May 7, 2010. We are serious about this date. We need time to review each Presentation and then the author(s) need time to correct their Presentations. We DO NOT want to be receiving Presentations at the last minute. This isn't fair to the Workshop Committee and it isn't fair to the author(s).
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Note: The abstracts, PowerPoint presentations, and papers provided for the 2010 Appalachian Basin Gas Well Deliquification Seminar 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.
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Note: These presentations and papers are the property of the 2010 Appalachian Basin Gas Well Deliquification Seminar 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).
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Note: The presentations here are in .pdf format. If a "movie" was shown along with the presentation, it is included on the CD, and on this web site. It may be very large.
Access to Papers Documents
Number Company(ies) Author(s) Paper Title Abstract
Session 1 - Using Pumping Systems for Gas Well Deliquification. Chairperson: John Cramer, Range Resources
Joseph E. Latronica
Liquid Unloading of Gas Wells Using Multiphase Pumps
Sucker Rod Characteristics and Factors Affecting Sucker Rod Coupling Make Up
Is The Selection Of Artificial Lift Too Arbitrary?
Session 2 - Using Plungers for Gas Well Deliquifcation. Chairperson: Tim Knobloch, James Engineering
Multi Products Company
Casing Plunger Applications and Development
Production Control Services (PCS)
Using Continuous Flow Plunger Technology to Deliquify Horizontal Wells in the Marcellus Shale
L. E. Harrison
P. C. Underwood
N. J. Crawford
B. L. Woods
E. Z. Monus
Field Validation of a High-Speed Plunger Concept
Session 3 - Horizontal Well Deliquification Issues. Chairperson: Rodney Bane, ExxonMobil
University of Tulsa
Marathon Oil Company
Liquid Loading in Horizontal Wells
Pro-Seal Lift Systems
Use of Soap Sticks in a Deviated Completion
Plunger Fall Velocity
Session 4 - Using Chemicals for Gas Well Deliquification. Chairperson: Fil Sciullo, EQT Petroleum
Using Foam Technology as an Artificial Lift Method
Equitable Production Company
Pro-Seal Lift Systems
Defined Use of Soap Sticks for Frac and Formation Water Removal from Casing-only Completions
Breakout Sessions. Chairperson: Cleon Dunham, Oilfield Automation Consulting
Weatherford Artificial Lift
Selection of Artificial Lift Method for My Field/Wells
What positions do we have in the room?
What forms are most popular in your field of wells?
How many of you use more than one or two forms of lift?
Why do you use those forms of lift?
Have you ever considered other forms of lift?
After being a part of this Deliquification seminar what forms peek your interest?......why?
How would you go about getting into using another form of lift?
Would your field personnel embrace another form of lift?
Issues for Wells Drilled/Completed in Shale
Discussion will revolve around the conditions and issues that make producing fluids from shale formations unique. Goal will be to identify the equipment and techniques that have been used to successfully produce fluids from wells completed in shale formations.
The group will investigate the critical factors that need to be considered when producing fluids from shale gas wells and how liquid loading impacts the performance of these wells. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and seek feedback on different methods that have been used.
Issues for Horizontal Wells
Removing Liquid from Horizontal Gas Wells: Discussion will revolve around both tried and true methods plus those under trial in primarily the horizontal shale plays. Several lift subject matter experts are expected to be in attendance to discuss applications. Attendees are encouraged to not only bring questions, but successful experiences along with any ideas to share with the group.