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Calculation Method for Determining the Gas Flow Rate Needed for Liquid Removal from the Bottom of the Wellbore

Hofmann M, AL-Obaidi S. H, Khalaf F. H., Alwan H. H.


As a result of flooding and accumulations of liquid at the bottomholes, the operating conditions of gas wells become complicated, so that they end up self-squeezing and losing of gas production. A method is proposed for determining the technological parameters of operation of the gas wells with the purpose of removing liquid from the bottom of the wells. Data from the gas dynamics and special studies were used to develop this method, which has been tested on one of the oil and gas condensate fields. It offers the possibility to increase the accuracy of the information provided by the fund and to ensure that the production wells are operated as efficiently as possible with the use of this method. In the case of liquid accumulation in the well that is insignificant, or when water is present in the well, the technique is beneficial in that it allows determining the technological parameters of well operation and ensuring the removal of the liquid from the bottom of the well. As an express method of determining moisture content, this method is highly beneficial due to its simplicity and low cost, which allow it to be used to test a large number of gas wells in a short period of time



Gas flow rate, wellbore, Gas dynamics, liquid removal, Gas moisture.

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