Northside: Artificial Lift for the Life of Wells in Unconventional Plays

Speaker: Diego A Narvaez
Speaker Diego A Narvaez
Diego A. Narvaez is North America Technical Manager, Artificial Lift, for Schlumberger. He has 23 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry working for an operator and then with the service company Narvaez has held a number of technical roles in several international assignments with REDA Pumps and Schlumberger ...

Diego A. Narvaez is North America Technical Manager, Artificial Lift, for Schlumberger. He has 23 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry working for an operator and then with the service company Narvaez has held a number of technical roles in several international assignments with REDA Pumps and Schlumberger since 1996. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito-Ecuador and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Narvaez holds several patents on technology inventions related to artificial lift.

Full Description

Operators of unconventional wells have different approaches on the field development from well construction, completion, stimulation, and finally production. The production phase of unconventional wells from the early flowback to the lower flow rate at the late life of the well brings significant challenges to operators on determining the timing and type of artificial lift system to use. The steep production decline is not the only problem that needs to be addressed in the production phase. To complicate the artificial lift operations there is often an increase in the gas to liquid ratio (GLR) and significant amount of solids. 

While the flexibility of artificial lift systems has been significantly broadened with new technologies there is still not a silver bullet or a unique system that can effectively address the challenges throughout the life of the well. This presentation includes case studies from operations on different unconventional plays using transitional artificial lift systems. The advantages and disadvantages from the operation standpoint and the estimated comparison of cumulative production among different artificial lift approaches for a well.

Organizer Kelsey Ridpath

Kelsey_Ridpath@swn.com


Work: 832-796-7645

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Tue, Apr. 5, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Southwestern Energy
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Spring, Texas 77389
United States

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