04509599 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 13 patents.

A split-stream method and apparatus for preventing the accumulation of liquids, such as water or oil, in subterranean gas wells having low shut-in bottom hole pressures is provided. A compressor whose capacity can be less than the theoretical adiabatic horsepower for full wellhead depletion, is used to remove a two-phase liquid-gas mixture through a secondary fluid transmission conduit. Production of dry gas in larger quantities through a primary production conduit is then possible since liquids cannot accumulate to kill the well. An optional mechanism for initiating production in very low pressure wells and a means of preventing the buildup of paraffin is also described.

Title
Gas well liquid removal system and process
Application Number
6/432166
Publication Number
4509599
Application Date
October 1, 1982
Publication Date
April 9, 1985
Inventor
David M McStravick
Houston
TX, US
David V Chenoweth
Lahaina
HI, US
Agent
Norvell & Associates
Assignee
Baker Oil Tools
CA, US
IPC
E21B 43/34
E21B 43/25
E21B 36/00
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