More Details about Gas Well Deliquification

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Author(s)Jostna Chitnis
Publish YearJanuary 2016


Gas well deliqufication, also referred to as "gas well dewatering", is the general term for technologies used to remove water or condensates build-up from producing gas wells. When natural gas flows to the surface in a producing gas well, the gas carries liquids to the surface if the velocity of the gas is high enough. A high gas velocity results in a mist flow pattern in which liquids are finely dispersed in the gas. Consequently, a low volume of liquid is present in the tubing or production conduit, resulting in a pressure drop caused by gravity acting on the flowing fluids. As the gas velocity in the production tubing drops with time, the velocity of the liquids carried by the gas declines even faster. Flow patterns of liquids on the walls of the conduit cause liquid to accumulate in the bottom of the well, which can either slow or stop gas production altogether.