Gas Lift Manual by Gabor Takacs

By Gabor Takacs

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This can only be assured by dividing the total gas column length into sufficiently small steps. The smaller the depth increments taken, the smaller the variation of Z and T in the incremental column height and the more accurately the actual conditions are approximated. Therefore, to ensure maximum accuracy, it is essential to use a stepwise iteration procedure with sufficiently small depth increments. 2 Computer solution. This calculation model easily lends itself to computer solutions. Figure 2-9 offers the flowchart of a computer program that follows the previous procedure.

Gr. 865 T, = 60 °F. When calculating choke capacities, actual flow temperatures are always different from standard temperature. This is especially true for the chokes or ports of gas lift valves installed downhole where elevated temperatures exist. Therefore, for conditions different from the chart base, gas capacities read from the chart must be corrected. 7 psia and 60 °F), Mscf/d 4chart = &as fl°w rate read fr°m chart, Mscf/d Q act = actual discharge coefficient yact = actual gas specific gravity Tact = actual temperature upstream of the choke, °R PRODUCTION ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS | Fig.

3 The productivity index concept The simplest approach to describe the inflow performance of oil wells is the use of the productivity index (PI) concept. It was developed using the following simplifying assumptions: • flow is radial around the well, • a single-phase liquid is flowing, • permeability distribution in the formation is homogeneous, and • the formation is fully saturated with the given liquid. 34) can be solved for the production rate: where: cj = liquid rate, STB/d k = effective permeability, mD h = pay thickness, ft IJL = liquid viscosity, cP B = liquid volume factor, bbl/STB re = drainage radius of well, ft rw = radius of wellbore, ft Most parameters on the right-hand side are constant, which permits collecting them into a single coefficient called PI: This equation states that liquid inflow into a well is directly proportional to pressure drawdown.

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