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Petroleum Production Engineering, 2nd Edition by Xuehao Tan, Xinghui Liu, Boyun Guo

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Chapter 1

Well Components

Abstract

The role of a production engineer is to maximize oil and gas production in a cost-effective manner. Familiarization and understanding of oil and gas production systems are essential to the engineers. This chapter provides petroleum engineering students and production engineers with some basic knowledge about production systems. A complete oil or gas production system consists of a reservoir, well, flowline, separators, pumps, transportation pipelines, and safety control systems. The reservoir supplies the wellbore with crude oil or gas. The wellbore provides a path for the production fluid to flow from bottom hole to surface and offers a means to control the fluid production rate. The flowline leads the produced ...

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