Fundamentals of Gas Lift Engineering

Fundamentals of Gas Lift Engineering : Well Design and Troubleshooting

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Fundamentals of Gas Lift Engineering: Well Design and Troubleshooting discusses the important topic of oil and gas reservoirs as they continue to naturally deplete, decline, and mature, and how more oil and gas companies are trying to divert their investments in artificial lift methods to help prolong their assets.

While not much physically has changed since the invention of the King Valve in the 1940s, new developments in analytical procedures, computational tools and software, and many related technologies have completely changed the way production engineers and well operators face the daily design and troubleshooting tasks and challenges of gas lift, which can now be carried out faster, and in a more accurate and productive way, assuming the person is properly trained. This book fulfills this training need with updates on the latest gas lift designs, troubleshooting techniques, and real-world field case studies that can be applied to all levels of situations, including offshore.

Making operational and troubleshooting techniques central to the discussion, the book empowers the engineer, new and experienced, to analyze the challenge involved and make educated adjustments and conclusions in the most economical and practical way. Packed with information on computer utilization, inflow and outflow performance analysis, and worked calculation examples made for training, the book brings fresh air and innovation to a long-standing essential component in a well's lifecycle.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 980 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 50.8mm | 2,110g
  • Gulf Professional Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • Approx. 474 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128041331
  • 9780128041338

Table of contents

Ch 1: Natural Gas Properties
Ch 2: Single-Phase Flow
Ch 3: Multiphase Flow
Ch 4: Single and Multiphase Flow through Restrictions
Ch 5: Total System Analysis Applied to Gas Lift Design
Ch 6: Gas Lift Equipment
Ch 7: Gas Lift Valve Mechanics
Ch 8: Gas Flow through Gas Lift Valves
Ch 9: Design of Continuous Gas Lift Installations
Ch 10: Design of Intermittent Gas Lift Installations
Ch 11: Continuous Gas Lift Troubleshooting
Ch 12: Intermittent Gas Lift Troubleshooting
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About Ali Hernandez

Ali Hernandez is currently a Gas Lift Specialist with Zakum Development Company. Previously, he worked for NExT (Network of Excellence in Training) with Schlumberger teaching multiple courses worldwide on gas lift, and for close to 30 years he worked for PDVSA in Venezuela as a project leader, instructor, and lead advisor and was accredited by the PDVSA Education and Training Center. Hernandez has published in multiple journals and conferences and remains very active as Chairman on the API Committee's Gas Lift Task Force. He earned a Bachelor and Masters, both in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Delaware.
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