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Title: Gas-well deliverability monitoring: Case histories

This paper presents practical techniques that can be used to monitor gas-well performance. These techniques, along with the routine examination of performance data, can help the engineer maintain production potential and extend well life. This paper demonstrates the importance of monitoring well performance on a regular basis through case history examples. Four types of well conditions are described: (1) deterioration in performance over time, (2) drainage area change, (3) liquid loading, and (4) tubing design constraint. This paper also discusses the use of a personal computer program as a tool to facilitate and encourage gas-well performance monitoring.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, OK (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
87497
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: SPE Production and Facilities; Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DN: Paper presented at the 1993 SPE Gas Technology Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 28--30, 1993; PBD: Aug 1995
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS WELLS; PERFORMANCE; MONITORING; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; ON-LINE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS