2018 Artificial Lift Strategies for Unconventional Wells 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.

Note: Abstracts are to be submitted on or before xxx.  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 January to finalize the organization of each Technical Session.  We will choose the best five or six Abstracts for each session, depending on the size of the session,

Presentations are to be submitted on or before xxx.  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).

Status of Abstracts and Presentations --- This will be made available as time for the Workshop approaches.

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

Rolling Slide Show --- This will be shown at breaks during the Workshop.

Workshop Evaluation Form --- Use this form to evaluate the workshop if you didn't turn one in at the Workshop.  E-mail it to cleon@oilfieldautomation.

Standard Presentation Format  --- Use this Standard Presentation Format is mandatory for all presentations.  It provides consistency and ease of viewing by the audience.  It contains a standard disclaimer and copyright information to product the author(s), their company(ies), and the Workshop. 

Note:  The abstracts, PowerPoint presentations, and papers provided for the 2018 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:  The presentations may only be downloaded by persons who attended the Workshop, or people who work for companies that had representatives at the Workshop.  To download a presentation, log in to the ALRDC web site and enter the access code when you click on a presentation.  The Access Code is distributed at the workshop.  If you attended but did not obtain this information, contact cleon@oilfieldautomation.com.

Note:  These presentations and papers are the property of the 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, a CD of the workshop proceedings will be sent to each participant who orders one.  The cost of a CD is $25.

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.  However, if a video clip was more than about 10 MBytes, it is too large to load here.  We'll try to place these on the CD.

 

Number Company(ies) Author(s) Paper Title Abstract

Presentation

Videos

Paper

Session 1New Technology, Artificial Lift, Session Chair: 

 

1

TNO

TAQA

J. de Boer (TNO)

 (TAQA)

ESP Instabilities

 

Abstract

Presentation

2 Well Master Ben Nathan

Adapting Load Factor for Plunger Lift in Unconventional Wells

 

Abstract

Presentation

3

Univ. of Tulsa

Pereyra, E.

Pan, D.

Sarica, C.,

 

High Speed Video Observations for Plunger Lift Upstroke

 

Abstract

Presentation

4

Harmsway Optimization

Encline Technologies

Larry Harms

Bill Elmer

Single Point/High Pressure Gas-Lift – A Simple Efficient Option for the Life of the Well?

 

Abstract

Presentation

5

Encline Technologies

Harmsway Optimization

Bill Elmer

Larry Harms

Understanding and Improving Gas-Lift Compressor Operations (aka Compressor Tips)

 

Abstract

Presentation

6 HydraLift Dillon Cayer

Strategic Plunger Spacing Techniques of Optimization of Rod Pump Wells

 

Abstract

Presentation

7

BP America Production Co

 

Paul Edwards

Dual Tubing Strings, One Gas-Lift Formation

Abstract

Presentation

 
Session 2 - Reservoir, Stimulation. Session Chair:  Rob Sutton

 

1 TNO

J. de Boer

S. Belfroid

 
Transient Behavior of Gas Wells

Abstract

Presentation

2

Consultant

PetroEdge Energy IV LLC

 

Robert P. Sutton, Stuart A. Cox,

 

I’ve Fixed the Liquid Loading Problem, What Happened to the Condensate?

 

Abstract

Presentation

3 Pipe Fractional Flow, LLC Dr. Anand S. Nagoo

Horizontal Well Artificial Lift Simulation: Unconventional Oil and Gas Well Case Histories

 

Abstract

Presentation

4  Univ. of Tulsa

Mohan Kelkar

Adeoluwa Oluwagbemiga Oyewole

Eduardo Pereyra

Cem Sarica

 

Well Performance Modeling in Unconventional Oil and Gas Wells

 

Abstract

Presentation

 
Keynote Speech:   

 

 

Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Tulsa-Based WPX Energy

 

Clay Gaspar

Artificial Lift Strategies Conference --- Keynote Address

Abstract

Presentation

 
Session 3 -  Production Equipment, Automation, Optimization, Session Chair: John Green
1

 Echometer Company

Carrie-Anne Taylor

Troubleshooting Gas-lift Wells Using Dual Shot Acoustic Technique

 

Abstract

Presentation

2 Permian Production Equipment Mark Lancaster

Multiphase Compression for Wellheads and Vapor Recovery

 

Abstract

Presentation

3

Encline Technologies

Bill Elmer

Preventing High Separator Level Events Without Sacrificing Well Performance

 

Abstract

Presentation

4

Echometer Company

 

Ryan Craig

O. Lynn Rowlan

 

Liquid Level Depth Determination in Unconventional Wells Assisted with Wellbore Diagram

Abstract

Presentation

5

ConocoPhilliips

Bill Hearn

Claire Cherrey

Transitioning to Intermittent Gas-Lift in an Unconventional Resource Play

 

Abstract

Presentation

6 Endurance Artificial Lift

Dan Runzheimer

Increasing the Life of Plunger Lift Equipment with BLAZETM - Thermal Boron Diffusion

 

Abstract

Presentation

7

Echometer UPS

Brian Ellithorp

D. J. Snyder

Evolution of Rod Pumping Systems Leading to a Best Practice for Many Unconventionals

 

Abstract

Presentation

 
Breakout Sessions.   Chairperson: Cleon Dunham

 

1

Consultant

ConocoPhillips

Jim Lea

Bill Hearn

 

Ask Experts about Artificial Lift Selection and Life Cycle

None

 

2

Echometer

Lynn Rowlan

Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Plunger Lift Wells

 

Summary  
3

Consultant

Norm Hein

Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Sucker Rod Systems

 

Summary  
4 ABB B. J. Walker

Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Automation Systems

 

Summary  
5

Consultant

Larry Harms

Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Facilities and Compression

 

Summary  
6 Weatherford

Kevin Cheramie

Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Gas-Lift Systems

None  
7

Consultant

Mike Berry, Dave Carpenter Ask Experts about Troubleshooting ESP Systems Summary  
 
Session 4 - Wellbore Issues, Artificial Lift Selection, Session Chair{ Rick Webb

 

1  Pipe Fractional Flow, LLC

 Dr. Anand S. Nagoo

Application of PipeFractionalFlow's Analytical Critical Gas Velocity Calculations to Horizontal Well Liquids Loading

 

Abstract

Presentation

2 Blackjack Production Tools

Brian Ellithorp

DJ Snyder

 

A Paradigm Shift in Casing Design for Unconventional Wells

 

Abstract

Presentation

 
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