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Title: Fundamentals Of Wellhead Automatic Controls
Author: Don W. Crowley
Source: 1976 Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course
Year Published: 1976
Abstract: The selection of automatic control devices for the wellhead service has several complicating factors: 1) The pressures, flow rates, and liquid accumulations may be quite varied between wells even in the same reservoir. 2) High pressures very dramatically affect the equipment selection. The system design for 12,500 psig at the wellhead is obviously quite different from a 500 psig shut-in pressure. 3) The presence of H2S and CO2 with the natural gas demands significant considerations. It is the purpose of this paper to recognize these engineering considerations, but only to discuss fundamental concepts of equipment.

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