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Total No. of Questions :12] SEAT No.

P3910 [4958]-238
[Total No. of Pages :3

T.E. (Petroleum)
(2008 Course) (312388)

Time : 3 Hours] [Max. Marks :100

Instructions to the candidates:
1) Answer Q.No. 1 or Q.No. 2, Q.No. 3 or Q.No. 4, Q.No. 5 or Q.No. 6 from
section - I and Q.No. 7 or Q.No. 8, Q.No. 9 or Q.No. 10, Q.No.11 or Q.No.12 from
section - II.
2) Answers to the two sections should be written in separate answer books.
3) Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.
4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
5) Use of calculator is allowed.
6) Assume suitable data if necessary.


Q1) Discuss working principle of different types of artificial lift systems in brief.[18]

Q2) Discuss usability of gas lift and SRP only in terms of excellent/good/fair/poor
in a tabular form for following well conditions. Low PI, Low GOR,
adaptability to deviated wells, capability to produce sand, high volume lift
capability , ability to handle viscous oil and depth limits. [18]

Q3) a) Calculate the casing pressure at 8000 ft. required to open the valve if, Ab
= 0.75 inch2, R= 0.085, Pd = 745 psi, Pt = 300 psi. What is the tubing
effect caused by tubing pressure? How much pressure it would require
to open the valve in the casing if, tubing pressure is zero psi at valve
depth. Also explain meaning of spread and find its value for this valve.[8]

b) Draw the schematic sketch and explain in brief well unloading process in
intermittent flow gas lift system. [8]


Q4) a) Which method or methods of artificial lifting you will propose for the
following requirement and why? Write in brief. [8]
i) Offshore oil production from deviated wells with sand problem.

ii) Heavy oil product ion from a well along with high GOR.

b) Discuss the procedure to decide the depth of point of gas injection for a
continuous flow injection. [8]

Q5) a) Discuss in detail, working and design of electrical submersible pumping

system. [10]

b) Explain in brief, working of any one type of gas lift valve. [6]


Q6) a) What is the effect of following, on functioning of ESP? Explain [8]

i) ESP motor with insufficient mineral oil.

ii) High and shallow, pump setting depth.

b) Discuss typical standard performance curve for a submersible pump.[8]


Q7) Discuss in detail working and design of sucker rod pumping system. [18]

Q8) Describe MPRL, PPRL, optimum counterweight and dynagraph in brief.[18]

Q9) Draw neat schematic sketch of a typical petroleum production system and
discuss applications of nodal analysis for it in detail. [16]


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Q10) Following data is available which gives, bottom hole flowing pressure at
sand face Vs production of gas flow rate and pressure drop in 1.99 inch
tubing against the said flow rate and well conditions. Decide the appropriate
perforation sizing, flow capacity and pressure loss across the sandface. [16]

Qsc Mscfd Pwfs. Psia P psi

(d = 1.99 inch)

25,000 5000 470

20,000 5100 1470

15,000 5300 2200

10,000 5450 3060

5,000 5600 3710

Other details: Ts = 110F, g = 0.80, = 0.0006 inch, H = 11,0000 ft, TR = 260

F, g = 0.011 Cp, re = 1100 ft, rw = 0.50 ft., S = 0, h = 20 ft., Perforation
diameter = 0.7 inch., z = 0.97, Gravel permeability = 40 darcys. Screen O.D.
= 3.06 inch., Hole diameter = 12.25 inch. Perforation density 4, 8 and 12
shots per foot are to be checked.

Q11) Draw neat schematic sketches and describe hydraulic fracturing job in detail.


Q12) Write short notes on, [16]

a) Formation damage.

b) Fracturing fluids.

c) Acidizing job.

d) Workover for ALT wells.

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