Permian Basin - Don’t Forget About Natural Gas Wells!

Speaker T. Scott Campbell
Business Development Manager Weatherford International T. Scott Campbell is the North American Business Development Manager for the Production Systems Group for Weatherford International. With Weatherford since 1992, Mr. Campbell began his career at the McMurry Oil Tools manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Texas while earning a B.B.A. Marketing Degree from Sam ...

Business Development Manager Weatherford International



T. Scott Campbell is the North American Business Development Manager for the Production Systems Group for Weatherford International. With Weatherford since 1992, Mr. Campbell began his career at the McMurry Oil Tools manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Texas while earning a B.B.A. Marketing Degree from Sam Houston State University. Throughout his twenty years of artificial lift experience with Weatherford, Mr. Campbell maintained several positions including; Field Sales and Service, District Operations and Sales Manager, Houston Business Development, Denver Account Manager and Rocky Mountain Sales Manager and Global Business Unit Manager for the Deliquification product lines. Mr. Campbell is involved in various industry functions including the SPE, the Denver Gas Well Deliquification Workshop, and has recently served on the ALRDC Board of Directors. Due to his involvement within the industry and understanding of all forms of artificial lift techniques, Mr. Campbell led to the development of the Weatherford Critical Velocity Reducing System (WCVR) which is a patented system that combines multiple artificial lift technologies; area reduction, foam assisted flow, and plunger lift that delivers maximum flexibility to unload extended-perforation interval gas wells.

Full Description
Many gas wells cease producing economically long before their reservoirs have depleted and artificial lift applications for removing liquids from gas wells are becoming more and more important. Natural gas is abundant worldwide, but more importantly, still abundant in North America and sits immediately at the doorstep of the expanding domestic and global industrial needs. Yes, natural gas prices are lower than we would like right now but we know they will bounce back. Artificial lift steps taken now can ensure the maximum, long term recovery from your gas resources.
 
This presentation will illuminate the importance of gas well deliquification technologies for the future.  It will cover the basic fundamentals of the gas well liquid loading phenomena and provide a brief introduction to the Coleman equation used for critical velocity calculations.  With these basic concepts covered, the presentation will then present a brief overview of the four most commonly applied artificial lift techniques used for deliquifying a gas well; reciprocating rod lift, foamer injection, plunger lift and gas lift.
 
We will also introduce some emerging technologies; such has the Weatherford Hydraulic Reciprocating Pump and creative combination lift systems like the XtraLift and iCVR+, which are specifically designed for extended perforation interval completions and combine multiple lift techniques. Many of these lift technologies are being expanded into horizontal applications in the Shale plays and special attention to these applications will be made throughout the presentation.  In conclusion, a logical artificial lift application selection process for gas well deliquification called the “Unloading Selector” will be introduced. This tool uses four readily available data points from the well to steer you to a logical first choice lift solution to combat liquid loading.  
 
The low risk to reward nature of these gas well deliquification technologies make this an ideal time to invest in your gas assets to ensure maximum long term recovery. Please don’t forget about your natural gas wells!
Organizer Amy Timmons