The use of surfactants for gas well deliquification: A comparison of research projects and developed models

J.M.C. van 't Westende, R. A.W.M. Henkes, A. Ajani, M. Kelkar

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Abstract

This paper compares three recent different independent research projects on experiments and modelling of the use of surfactants to create a foam for deliquification of wet gas wells. The research groups involved are TNO, Delft University of Technology and the University of Tulsa. The various experimental setups that are used and their outcome (trends and correlations) are described. In each project, a model was developed to predict the pressure gradient under foam flowing conditions. These models are discussed here and they are applied to representative well conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology (MPT 2017)
Place of PublicationCranfield, UK
PublisherBHR Group Limited
Pages161-182
ISBN (Print)978-1-5108-5586-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventMPT 2017: 18th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology - Cannes, France
Duration: 7 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceMPT 2017: 18th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology
CountryFrance
CityCannes
Period7/06/179/06/17

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    van 't Westende, J. M. C., Henkes, R. A. W. M., Ajani, A., & Kelkar, M. (2017). The use of surfactants for gas well deliquification: A comparison of research projects and developed models. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology (MPT 2017) (pp. 161-182). [BHR-2017-161] BHR Group Limited.