Downhole Separation for Horizontal Wells

Downhole separation has been traditionally used to enable the application of pumping systems in high GOR wells. A pre-requisite for any pumping system is efficient gas separation. Separation studies should be an initial step in any artificial lift method requiring pumping. Therefore, TUHWALP began a research effort to optimize current downhole separators for horizontal well conditions. The deliverables of this project will be new guidelines for downhole separator design and a computational tool to define the dimensions and position for operating conditions.

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