James F. Lea, PL Tech
David Divine, Valiant Artificial Lift Solutions
Lynn Rowlan, Echometer Company
Two widely used methods of artificial lift are Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP) and Sucker Rod Pumps (SRP. Each of these methods frequently require methods to avoid or handle gas for successful operations. Presented here are discussions of methods of gas separation for each method and graphical techniques for prediction of the gas separator performance that will allow the user to better select a workable gas separator system and predict maximum well drawdown with the selected method of lift.