04738313 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 7 patents.

Optimizing the production of well fluids from a well by controlling the injection gas flow rate. Determining the time delay for various gas flow rates to produce a constant liquid flow rate and determining the relationship between the injection gas flow rate and the amount of liquids produced and calculating the required injection gas flow rate to produce a selected amount of liquids. Thereafter the gas flow rate is adjusted considering the determined time delays to reach the required injection gas flow rate without injecting more gas than is needed.

Title
Gas lift optimization
Application Number
7/16905
Publication Number
4738313
Application Date
February 20, 1987
Publication Date
April 19, 1988
Inventor
Fount E McKee
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Fulbright & Jaworski
Assignee
Delta X Corporation
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/18
E21B 43/12
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