Gas Lift is a highly flexible form of artificial lift which can cover a wide range of production volumes. Proper well design and equipment application are key to deliver high production rates rivaling that of Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP).
The ability to annular flow high intial rates, then switch to tubing flow as rates decrease without a workover rig is a monumental savings in cost to Operators. Hybrid gas lift can help achieve this goal.
Solving Hybrid Gas Lift Challenges – Annular to Tubular Flow
The solution for optimizing your high rate well is begun with an in-depth nodal analysis of the well. Critical data can be gathered to ensure proper selection of valve sizes, port size, and recommended mandrel spacing to handle the higher and lower rates. With the necessary data collected, a high-accuracy nodal analysis model is developed to enable an optimized gas lift well design. Our artificial lift experts at Flowco have analyzed thousands of wells and can make or recommend specifications to completely optimize this conversion of flow regimes.