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Title: Electrical Generation Using Non-Salable Low BTU Natural Gas

Abstract

High operating costs are a significant problem for independent operators throughout the U.S. Often, decisions to temporarily idle or abandon a well or lease are dictated by these cost considerations, which are often seen as unavoidable. Options for continuing operations on a marginal basis are limited, but must include non-conventional approaches to problem solving, such as the use of alternative sources of lease power, and scrupulous reduction of non-productive operating techniques and costs. The loss of access to marginal oil and gas productive reservoirs is of major concern to the DOE. The twin difficulties of high operating costs and low or marginal hydrocarbon production often force independent operators to temporarily or permanently abandon existing lease facilities, including producing wells. Producing well preservation, through continued economical operation of marginal wells, must be maintained. Reduced well and lease operating costs are expected to improve oil recovery of the Schaben field, in Ness County, Kansas, by several hundred thousands of barrels of oil. Appropriate technology demonstrated by American Warrior, allows the extension of producing well life and has application for many operators throughout the area.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
American Warrior, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
876131
DOE Contract Number:  
FG26-99BC15241
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY; HYDROCARBONS; KANSAS; LEASES; NATURAL GAS; OPERATING COST; PRESERVATION; PRODUCTION

Citation Formats

Scott Corsair. Electrical Generation Using Non-Salable Low BTU Natural Gas. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/876131.
Scott Corsair. Electrical Generation Using Non-Salable Low BTU Natural Gas. United States. doi:10.2172/876131.
Scott Corsair. Thu . "Electrical Generation Using Non-Salable Low BTU Natural Gas". United States. doi:10.2172/876131. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/876131.
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title = {Electrical Generation Using Non-Salable Low BTU Natural Gas},
author = {Scott Corsair},
abstractNote = {High operating costs are a significant problem for independent operators throughout the U.S. Often, decisions to temporarily idle or abandon a well or lease are dictated by these cost considerations, which are often seen as unavoidable. Options for continuing operations on a marginal basis are limited, but must include non-conventional approaches to problem solving, such as the use of alternative sources of lease power, and scrupulous reduction of non-productive operating techniques and costs. The loss of access to marginal oil and gas productive reservoirs is of major concern to the DOE. The twin difficulties of high operating costs and low or marginal hydrocarbon production often force independent operators to temporarily or permanently abandon existing lease facilities, including producing wells. Producing well preservation, through continued economical operation of marginal wells, must be maintained. Reduced well and lease operating costs are expected to improve oil recovery of the Schaben field, in Ness County, Kansas, by several hundred thousands of barrels of oil. Appropriate technology demonstrated by American Warrior, allows the extension of producing well life and has application for many operators throughout the area.},
doi = {10.2172/876131},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005}
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