Artificial Lift Selection in Unconventional Horizontal Wells

Presenters

Jim Lea, PLTech, LLC
Steve Gault

Horizontal Unconventional declines have a rapidly declining hyperbolic decline section and a slower declining exponential decline section. Rapidly changing production volumes from the decline curve and more rapid changes from slugging gas as a result of undulations in the horizontal leg plus sand from massive frac jobs result in challenges in artificial lift selection. This paper will explore these challenges.