Fundamentals Of Gas Lift Engineering: Well Design And Troubleshooting by Ali HernandezFundamentals Of Gas Lift Engineering: Well Design And Troubleshooting by Ali Hernandez

Fundamentals Of Gas Lift Engineering: Well Design And Troubleshooting

byAli HernandezEditorAli Hernandez

Hardcover | March 2, 2016

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Fundamentals of Gas Lift Engineering: Well Design and Troubleshootingdiscusses 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 bookbrings fresh air and innovation to a long-standing essential component in a well's lifecycle.



  • Covers essential gas lift design, troubleshooting, and the latest developments in R&D
  • Provides real-world field experience and techniques to solve both onshore and offshore challenges
  • Offers past and present analytical and operational techniques available in an easy-to-read manner
  • Features information on computer utilization, inflow and outflow performance analysis, and worked calculation training examples
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 accre...
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Title:Fundamentals Of Gas Lift Engineering: Well Design And TroubleshootingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:980 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 2, 2016Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128041331

ISBN - 13:9780128041338

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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
Index