Wellpad Multiphase Boosting in Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage - Applications and Future Industry Growth Prospects

This presentation illustrates the basic SAGD (steam-assisted gravity drainage) process from initial well warm-up through the life cycle of the well pad, and explains how multiphase boosting is adapted into the wellpad boosting process.  Fluid characteristics are presented and reviewed in the various SAGD operating modes and artificial lift schemes.  The presentation also discusses equipment packaging and turndown issues, operating temperature envelopes, suction piping and suction cooler configurations.  The growth projections for the Alberta SAGD industry for the next 10 years are also examined, and an estimate of future multiphase boosting installations is provided.