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GasLiftWithNitrogenInjectionGeneratedInSitu

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MiguelA.LozadaAguilar(Pemex,PEP)|M.delRemediosArredondoMonarrez(Pemex,PEP)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/59028MS

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SPE59028MS

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SocietyofPetroleumEngineers

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SPEInternationalPetroleumConferenceandExhibitioninMexico,13February,Villahermosa,Mexico

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2000
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Abstract
Gasliftisafeasibleoptionasanartificialliftsysteminadepletedfield.IntheBellotafieldthereisnosubstructuremeanstoinstallanytypeof
artificialliftsystem,thereforetheuseofnitrogenasagasliftsourceisnecessarytokeeptheBellotawellsproducing.Afterevaluating
differentoptionsweimplementedanitrogengeneratedinsituprojectusingthemembranetechnology.
Thispaperanalyzedthegasliftprocessdesignbyusingnodalanalysisandoptimumallocationofnitrogenineachwell.Specialemphasisand
considerationwasgiventothisprojectfromaneconomical,operational,technicalandenvironmentalpointsofview.Itisolsocomparesthis
optionwithdifferentsalternativesincludingthetraditionalgasliftmethodusingnaturalgasasasourceaswellastheuseofstorednitrogenfrom
storagetrucks(Tanks).Ourevaluationofresultsobtainedfromthedifferentoptionsinvestigatedinthisstudyclearlyindicatesthatthismethodis
agoodoptioninthisparticularsituation.
Nitrogeninjectiongeneratedinsituwithmembranetechnologycanbeafeasibleandprofitablealternatesourceofgasliftasshowninthisstudy.
INTRODUCTION
BellotaChinchorroisoneofthesevenproducingareasintheSouthernRegionofMexico.Thecurrentproductionofthisfieldis105000
STB/Dofoiland150MMSCF/Dofgasproducedfromdolomiteformations,belongingtoJurassicandCretaceousage.

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TheobjectiveofthisstudyarethewellsdrilledintheBellotafield.Initialproductionofthebellotafieldstartedin1982reachingapeakproduction
of44000STB/Din1995.Currentproductionisat20000STB/D,mainlyattributedtonaturaldepletion.Yeartodateproductionfromthisfield
isestimatedat140MMSTB,anditisexpectedtoproduceanother50MMSTBfromcalculatedtotalreserves.
Thisfieldisdividedintwodifferentsections.Thewellsthatwillbediscussedinthisgasliftapplicationbelongtothenorthsection.These
wellsarecurrentlydepletedbelowsaturationpressure.Itispresumedthatagascaphasbeenalreadyformedinthetopofthereservoir,since
GORhasbeendecreasinggradually.Inaddition,thereservoirpressurehasdeclinedrasticallymakingitnecessarytoprovidesomeformof
artificialliftassistancetokeepthewellsproducing.

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