The gas lift optimization facility finds the best way to allocate lift gas, ensuring that production targets are met in the most efficient way possible. If production targets cannot be met, it determines how to make best use of the existing lift gas resources by allocating it preferentially to the wells that can make the best use of it.
This option can be used to tackle the following problems:
- Optimizing gas lift to individual wells (How much lift gas does each well need in order to achieve its individual production target?).
- Optimizing gas lift within a group of wells (How much lift gas does the group of wells need to achieve its production target?).
- Dealing with insufficient lift gas (How should it be distributed amongst the individual wells?).
- Optimizing gas lift within a simple network (How does the lift gas allocation need to be moderated to account for pressure losses in the flowline?).