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  • Automatic soapstick launcher increases gas production

    Kurt von Plonski, Charlie Seidel, James C. (Jim) Votaw & Jeanne Votaw

    Bottom line. To keep Edwards Lime and Olmos gas wells in South Texas unloaded for a full 24 hours, Silver Pines Energy Corp. installed automatic soapstick launchers. The production gain from four wells is 272 Mcfgd, equating to $588/day incremental revenue at a representative $3.00/Mcf gas price. Launchers, which cost only about $5,000, typically pay out within weeks, and the additional soapsticks cost only about $6/day, per well.

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