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SL-5713

Stanley Filter Company

Pressure Test Evaluations of Selected Screen


Objective:

To pressure test a selected screen with water and water/gas at various; gas and water pressures.

Experimental Procedure:
The screen was connected to a flow line, it was inserted inside a flow-cell. Water was pumped into the flow-cell
at 12 (gpm) and gradually increased to 27 (gpm), representing 800 (bpd) over a 66 (in) long screen.
Then, water and nitrogen were pumped into the cell at a constant water rate of 15 (gpm) and various gas inlet
pressures.

Observations:
(Figure 1) Shows system pressure as a result of pumping water through the flow-cell. Water started at 12 (gpm)
and increased to 27 (gpm) representing 800(bpd) over the 66(in) screen.
(Figure 2) shows system pressure during water and gas injection. Water was pumped at 15 (gpm) representing
450(bpd) over the 66(in) screen. Gas was injected into the system at a pressure of 5.6 and 7.5(psi) for a period of
2 minutes each.

(Figure 3 and 4) are similar to (Figure 2) except that gas injections pressure increased to 50 and 100(psi),
respectively.
(Figure 5) show system pressure as a function of gas pressure injected into the system. There are two
correlations developed to predict gas pressure. One of these correlations is based on linear regression analysis
and the second one is a logarithmic regression. According to (Figure 5), the linear regressed correlation seems to
have a better fit of data.
Using this correlation, a plot is made and represented in (figure 6) to predict gas rate in liters per minute as
function of gas pressure, assuming downhole pressure of 4000(psi).