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Gas Well Deliquification

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ISBN-10: 0750682809

ISBN-13: 9780750682800

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: James Lea, Henry Nickens, Mike R. Wells

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Liquid loading can reduce production and shorten the life-cycle of a well costing a company millions in revenue. A handy guide on the latest techniques, equipment, and chemicals used in de-watering gas wells, Gas Well Deliquification, 2nd ed. continues to be the engineers choice for recognizing and minimizing the effects of liquid loading. The second edition serves as a guide discussing the most frequently used methods and tools used to diagnose liquid loading problems and reduce the detrimental effects of liquid loading on gas production. With new extensive chapters on Coal Bed Methane and Production Automation Gas Well Deliquification, 2nd edition proves to be the essential reference…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

James F. Lea, Jr. is the Chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department of Texas Tech University, where he has taught since 1999. Previous to his teaching experience, Dr. Lea worked in the industry for 20 years for Amoco as a special research associate and team leader of the Optimization and Production Group. He taught at the University of Arkansas from 1975 to 1978, and, before that, he worked as a senior research engineer at the famed Sun Oil Company in Richardson, Texas. Dr. Lea holds 8 patents and has co-authored 2 books, including one from Pennwell, and has himself authored numerous articles.

Chapter 1
Recognizing Symptoms of Liquid Loading in Gas Wells
Critical Velocity
Systems Nodal Analysis
Sizing Tubing
Plunger Lift
Use of Foam to De-liquefy Gas Wells
Hydraulic Pumping
Use of Beam Pumps to De-Liquefy Gas Wells
Gas Lift
Electric Submersible Pumps
Progressing Cavity Pumps
Coal Bed Methane
Production Automation Appendices
Development of Critical Velocity Equations
Development of Plunger Lift Equations
Gas Fundamentals