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2002 ASME/API Gas-Lift Workshop. API RP 11V5 Continuing the Review of Recommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations by Cleon Dunham, Oilfield Automation Consulting.

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2002 asme api gas lift workshop

2002 ASME/API Gas-Lift Workshop

API RP 11V5

Continuing the Review of

Recommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations

by

Cleon Dunham, Oilfield Automation Consulting

2002 Spring Gas-Lift Workshop


2002 asme api gas lift workshop

API RP 11V5Continuing the Review ofRecommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations

  • Status

    • API RP 11V5 is an existing document

      • API Task Group agreed to update document

      • API RP 11V5 Work Group was formed

      • Work Group agreed to incorporate part of API RP 11V8 into 11V5

      • This has become Section II of 11V5

      • Document has been under review for six (+) years

      • The process was delayed while the chairman took an extended vacation in Europe (4.5 years)

      • It was further delayed when chairman lost the electronic version and had to "scan" the entire document

2002 Spring Gas-Lift Workshop


2002 asme api gas lift workshop

API RP 11V5Continuing the Review ofRecommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations

  • Status

    • The document is formatted for easy reference, and may be placed "on line" in hypertext

      • This format has been approved by the Task Group

      • This has not be used before by API

    • Extensive review and comments have made and incorporated from:

      • Jack Blann

      • Joe Clegg

      • Cleon Dunham

      • Eric Laine

      • John Martinez

2002 Spring Gas-Lift Workshop


2002 asme api gas lift workshop

API RP 11V5Continuing the Review ofRecommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations

  • Status

    • Document has been placed on API Gas-Lift web site

      • www.wellanalysis.com

      • Any member of the API gas-lift Task Group can access it, and all have been invited to do so

    • We need to agree on a "cut off" date for "final" review and comments

      • Any volunteers to perform more editing?

    • We need to work on the figures

      • Any volunteers to help with the figures?

2002 Spring Gas-Lift Workshop


2002 asme api gas lift workshop

API RP 11V5Continuing the Review ofRecommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations

  • Outline

    • Introduction

    • Gas-Lift Operating System Components & Potential Problems

      • Purpose and Summary of Recommended Practices

      • Typical Gas-Lift Operating Problems

      • Components of an Operating Gas-Lift System

      • Surface Gas-Lift Compression, Dehydration, and Distribution

      • Gas Injection Metering and Control

      • Gas-Lift Valves

No. of Pages

2

2

9

15

1

7

7

5

2002 Spring Gas-Lift Workshop


2002 asme api gas lift workshop

API RP 11V5Continuing the Review ofRecommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations

  • Outline

    • System Components & Potential Problems (Continued)

      • Well Equipment --- Tubulars and Well-Head

      • Gathering System --- Flowline and Manifold

      • Well Production Rate Testing Facility

      • Production Handling System

      • Guidelines for Collecting & Using Key Operating Information

      • Guidelines for Effective Surveillance and Control

No. of Pages

9

4

12

2

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4

2002 Spring Gas-Lift Workshop


2002 asme api gas lift workshop

API RP 11V5Continuing the Review ofRecommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations

  • Outline

    • Recommended Practices for Gas-Lift Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

      • Procedures for Initial Unloading and Kick Off

      • Procedures for Adjusting (Fine Tuning) Gas-Lift Injection Rates

      • Gas-Lift Troubleshooting Diagnostic Tools

      • Recommended Practices for Wells That Produce Sand

      • Typical Locations of Gas-Lift Problems

No. of Pages

2

6

5

30

1

8

2002 Spring Gas-Lift Workshop


2002 asme api gas lift workshop

API RP 11V5Continuing the Review ofRecommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations

  • Outline

    • Recommended Practices for Gas-Lift Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting (Continued)

      • Possible Causes and Cures of Some Common Gas-Lift System Problems

      • Gas-Lift Troubleshooting Check List

No. of Pages

1

2

2002 Spring Gas-Lift Workshop


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