Petroleum Technology Digest: Using capillary strings to unload gas wells and increase production ///

ChevronTexaco has successfully employed capillary strings in South and East Texas to resolve problems associated with liquid loading. ChevronTexaco now has more than 100 installations. Detailed analysis of the initial 17 installations in South Texas revealed a 74% success rate. Installation costs will pay out in less than three months with representative gas prices and production increases (of about 100 Mcfd).

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