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February 5 & 6, 20022002 Spring Gas-Lift Workshop1 2002 ASME/API Gas-Lift Workshop API RP 11V5 Continuing the Review of Recommended Practices for Operation,

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1 February 5 & 6, Spring Gas-Lift Workshop 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

2 February 5 & 6, Spring Gas-Lift Workshop2 API RP 11V5 Continuing the Review of Recommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations Status API RP 11V5 is an existing documentAPI 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

3 February 5 & 6, Spring Gas-Lift Workshop3 API RP 11V5 Continuing the Review of Recommended 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 hypertextThe 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:Extensive review and comments have made and incorporated from: –Jack Blann –Joe Clegg –Cleon Dunham –Eric Laine –John Martinez

4 February 5 & 6, Spring Gas-Lift Workshop4 API RP 11V5 Continuing the Review of Recommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations Status Document has been placed on API Gas-Lift web siteDocument 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 commentsWe 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 figuresWe need to work on the figures –Any volunteers to help with the figures?

5 February 5 & 6, Spring Gas-Lift Workshop5 API RP 11V5 Continuing the Review of Recommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations Outline I.Introduction II.Gas-Lift Operating System Components & Potential Problems 1.Purpose and Summary of Recommended Practices 2.Typical Gas-Lift Operating Problems 3.Components of an Operating Gas-Lift System 4.Surface Gas-Lift Compression, Dehydration, and Distribution 5.Gas Injection Metering and Control 6.Gas-Lift Valves No. of Pages

6 February 5 & 6, Spring Gas-Lift Workshop6 API RP 11V5 Continuing the Review of Recommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations Outline II.System Components & Potential Problems (Continued) 7.Well Equipment --- Tubulars and Well-Head 8.Gathering System --- Flowline and Manifold 9.Well Production Rate Testing Facility 10.Production Handling System 11.Guidelines for Collecting & Using Key Operating Information 12.Guidelines for Effective Surveillance and Control No. of Pages

7 February 5 & 6, Spring Gas-Lift Workshop7 API RP 11V5 Continuing the Review of Recommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations Outline III.Recommended Practices for Gas-Lift Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting 1.Procedures for Initial Unloading and Kick Off 2.Procedures for Adjusting (Fine Tuning) Gas-Lift Injection Rates 3.Gas-Lift Troubleshooting Diagnostic Tools 4.Recommended Practices for Wells That Produce Sand 5.Typical Locations of Gas-Lift Problems No. of Pages

8 February 5 & 6, Spring Gas-Lift Workshop8 API RP 11V5 Continuing the Review of Recommended Practices for Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations Outline III.Recommended Practices for Gas-Lift Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting (Continued) 6.Possible Causes and Cures of Some Common Gas-Lift System Problems 7.Gas-Lift Troubleshooting Check List No. of Pages 12


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