Thad Gallegos, Sam Parks, and Anne Reese
Horizontal wells are the largest capital investments made in the Permian and return on investment is essential. This project was developed to analyze the sustainability of gas lift as final form of artificial lift for unconventional horizontal wells. A pilot to run gas lift equipment deep into the lateral was developed, which involved meticulous candidate and downhole equipment selection. Two horizontal wells were selected, and deep gas lift was installed far into the lateral.