A well’s inflow performance relationship defines its production
The anticipated production rate is acontrolling factor in selecting a lift method
A high GLR generally lowers the efficiency of pump-assisted lift
Viscosities less than 10 cp are generally not a factor inselecting a lift method; high-viscosity fluids can cause difficulty,
Sand, paraffin, or scale can causeplugging and/or abrasion. Presence of H
or salt water cancause corrosion. Downhole emulsions can increase backpressureand reduce lifting efficiency. High bottomhole temperatures canaffect downhole equipment.