Prosper Software for Gas Lift System Design and Simulation
Artificial lift systems are widely used in the oil and gas industry to improve production rates in wells that cannot produce liquids to the surface under their own pressure. Among various artificial lift methods, the gas lift method is a popular technique used to enhance oil recovery. This involves injecting gas into the well to reduce the density of fluids generated by the reservoir, thereby reducing the weight of the fluid column and allowing the lower reservoir pressure to lift the fluids to the surface. However, building an effective gas lift system requires consideration of present and future operating conditions predicted by reservoir projections. To maximize oil exploration efficiency, it is crucial to evaluate each component of a well system to understand where pressure is lost, and nodal analysis can be used for this purpose. PROSPER software is a useful tool for performing nodal analysis and optimizing artificial lift systems to overcome frictional power losses and improve production rates.