INNOVATORS WANTED: Artificial lift

2020-02-05T00:20:38-05:00December 30th, 2016|

CONTEXT: Unconventional reservoir production is characterized by initially high flow rates at high producing pressures from natural and induced fractures. However, production slows to about 70% of initial production within the first year and the sandface pressure decreases owing to a limited drainage radius. When this pressure becomes less than the saturation pressure, a multiphase fluid [...]