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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

OPERATIONS TECHNICAL TRAINING


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ARTIFICIAL LIFT AND GAS LIFT OPTIMIZATION

NOTE!
Please read carefully and attempt all questions giving comprehensive
descriptions where necessary.
GOOD LUCK

1.

In a gas lift installation, valves above the operating valve are called
a. Alternative operating valve
b. Uncovering valves
c. Loading valve
d. Unloading valve

2.

Unloading a well means


a. Filling the wellbore with heavy liquids
b. Using artificial lift to produce well fluids.
c. Pulling the tubing from wellbore
d. Clearing heavy fluids from wellbore

3.

What is the most appropriate artificial lift system for an offshore flowing
well?
a. Continuous Gas Lift System
b. Intermittent Gas Lift System
c. Reciprocating Rod Lift Pumping
d. Hydraulic Lift System

4.

Pick the best valve type for a dual completion well with both string
flowing?
a. Injection Pressure Operated Valve
b. Production Pressure Valve
c. Pilot Valve
d. Throttling Valve

5.

The primary opening force in a PPO valve is?


a. Spring force
b. Bellow force
c. Production pressure applied to the bellows less stem area
d. Injection pressure applied to the stem

6.

The primary opening force in a IPO valve is?


a. Spring force
b. Bellow force
c. Production pressure applied to the bellows less stem area
d. Injection pressure applied to the bellows less stem area

7.

Pick the best valve type for a dual completion well with one string flowing
naturally?
a. PPO valve
b. IPO valve
c. Pilot valve
d. Throttling valve

Revised 06TH April 2005

8.

Which type of valve needs the largest pressure drop in an IPO valve
design?
a. Large port
b. Small port
c. Large choke
d. Small choke

9.

For IPO valves, injection pressure drop and ______________ help keep
valves closed as the well unloads.?
a. Temperature increases
b. Production pressure decreases
c. All of the above

10.

The minimum spacing for the mandrels should be?


a. Limited by wireline retrieval capability
b. Related to incremental well production
c. Generally set to yield 8-12 mandrels
d. Related to casing pressure

11.

A chart recorder shows the injection rate, the surface tubing pressure and
the injection pressure all dropping. What is this a symptom of?
a. Wellhead choke plugging
b. GLV plugging
c. Injection choke plugging
d. None of these

12.

Gas lift orifice meters almost always read _____ than the actual rate. This
tends to ________ the calculated (formation gas) GOR?
a. Higher / decrease
b. Lower / increase
c. Lower / decrease
d. Higher / decrease

13.

What are the factors that affect the efficiency of gas lift operation?
a. GLV setting pressure
b. Gas lift mandrel spacing
c. Surface back pressure
d. All of the above

14.

What is a common gas lift well installation?


a. Semi-closed installation
b. Closed installation
c. Open installation
d. Chamber installation

Revised 06TH April 2005

15.

What is the factor that affecting well performance?


a. Well production process (inflow and outflow)
b. Porosity and permeability
c. Drawdown and productivity index
d. All of the above

16.

What is the effect of surface back pressure?


a. Liquid rate increase with lower surface back pressure
b. High gas lift required to maintain same liquid rate at high surface back
pressure
c. Drawdown decrease with higher surface back pressure
d. All of the above

17.

What is the effect of productivity index?


a. Liquid rate decrease as productivity index increase
b. Liquid rate increase as productivity index increase
c. Reservoir pressure decrease will increase productivity index
d. Flowing bottom hole pressure increase will increase productivity index

18.

What it means by drawdown?


a. The rate at which fluids entering the wellbore from the reservoir
b. The rate at which fluids actually produced at the surface
c. A different between SBHP and FBHP
d. All of the above

19.

What does a two pen chart measure?


a. Production and injection Pressure
b. Injection Pressure and injection rate
c. Injection Pressure, injection meter differential and production Pressure
d. Shut-in tubing head pressure and Casing pressure

20.

What is the most appropriate system for an offshore naturally flowing well?
a. Continuous Gas Lift
b. Intermittent Gas Lift
c. Sucker Rod Pump
d. Progressive Cavity Pump

21.

The gas lift modeling is?


a. The expected lift gas and production rate
b. The best lift gas rate
c. The flowing bottomhole pressure and temperature
d. All of the above

Revised 06TH April 2005

22.

Injection pressure operated valves are also known as?


a. Pressure valves
b. Fluid valves
c. PPO valves
d. Pilot valves

23.

What should be the maximum rate of lift gas into a well if: the operating
valve's throughput capacity is 25 km3, the economic optimum is 20 km3,
and the technical optimum is 35 km3?
a. 25 km3
b. 20 km3
c. 35 km3
d. 22 km3

24.

List down the types of artificial lift systems


a. Gas Lift System
b. Plunger Lift System
c. Progressive Cavity Pumping System
d. Reciprocating Rod Lift System
e. Hydraulic Lift Pumping System
f. Electric Submersible Pumping System

25.

List down the types of gas lift valves


a. IPO Valve
b. PPO Valve
c. Pilot Valve
d. Throttling Valve

Revised 06TH April 2005