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1. (WO2018067981) SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR WELL DELIQUIFICATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/067981    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/055613
Publication Date: Fri Apr 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: E21B 43/12
E21B 43/38
Applicants: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
Inventors: HALEY, Bart Aaron
GAMBOA, Jose A.
DIAZ, Gabriel
PARTINGTON, Benjamin Francis
ARELLANO, Jose Luis M.
Title: SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR WELL DELIQUIFICATION
Abstract:
Embodiments for deliquification of produced fluid being produced from a well are provided. In one embodiment, a system comprises a production tubing, a casing, or both that receive the produced fluid from a subterranean reservoir and provide a pathway for transmission of the produced fluid to a surface location. The system also comprises a nozzle disposed within the production tubing, the casing, or both. The nozzle includes a passageway extending between an intake and a diffuser such that the produced fluid received by the intake flows through the nozzle via the passageway. The passageway includes a region of decreased cross-sectional area at a throat that reduces the pressure of the produced fluid passing through the nozzle and the produced fluid is deliquefied as it flows through the passageway. The system also comprises a sealer, a stopper, or both coupled to the nozzle to form a nozzle assembly.