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Wellhead Troubleshooting – Tagging Bottom

Rapidly opening the wellhead valves on a high pressure well flowing into a low pressure collection system is a good way to ruin a well when the following two criteria are met: • The wellhead choke is large. • The … Continue reading

04. October 2009 by Jack
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Gas Process Troubleshooting – Increasing Gas Flow at Wellhead

There are three basic problems which reduce the flow of gas from a well which has a sufficient gas pressure, porosity and permeability in the surrounding sand formation to sustain a much higher production rate: 1. Restriction to flow down … Continue reading

27. September 2009 by Jack
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Wellhead and Manifold

The production system begins at the wellhead, which should include at least one choke, unless the well is on artificial lift. Most of the pressure drop between the well flowing tubing pressure (FTP) and the initial separator operating pressure occurs … Continue reading

20. August 2009 by Jack
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Two Phase Oil and Gas Separator

Produced wellhead fluids are complex mixtures of different compounds of hydrogen and carbon, all with different densities, vapor pressures, and other physical characteristics. As a well stream flows from the hot, high-pressure petroleum reservoir, it experiences pressure and temperature reductions. Gases evolve from the liquids and the well streamchanges in character. Continue reading

17. August 2009 by Jack
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