(06) Artificial Lift Selection for Horizontal Unconventional Wells

Presentation Information

Thu 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Room 107
Fri 11:00AM - 11:50AM, Room 107

Jim Lea
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.