Petroleum Technology Luncheon - January 14th

The next Petroleum Technology Luncheon is on Tuesday January 14th.

4101 E. Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90815
Registration: 11:30 AM
Lunch: 11:45 AM
Presentation: 12:00-1:00 PM
$30.00 members (+$1 credit card fee)
$30.00 for non members (+$1 credit card fee)
$10 for students

Upwing Subsurface Compressor System™ (SCS) for Gas Wells

David Biddick
Upwing Energy Project Director


Instead of removing liquids with a pump that has limited reach in complex wellbores, the Upwing Subsurface Compressor System™ (SCS) carries liquids to surface by creating higher gas velocities throughout the vertical and horizontal wellbores. This liquid unloading is enhanced by evaporating liquids through the higher gas temperatures and lower pressure created by the SCS. By reducing the downhole flowing pressures, the SCS creates higher reservoir drawdown to increase gas inflows and recoverable reserves.

A full-scale tool with a multi-stage compressor rotating at 30,000 RPM was deployed in an onshore liquid-loaded, unconventional horizontal shale gas well in the United States. The trial resulted in a 62% increase in gas production and a 50% increase in liquid production over its steady-state performance with a rod pump prior to the SCS installation.


David Biddick has over 10 years of experience in product development and project management. Prior to joining Upwing, he was the Project Manager for Integrated Completions at Schlumberger, where he was responsible for managing mechanical and electrical engineering, manufacturing and supply chain teams in the U.S. and Europe and developing reservoir monitoring and flow control technology into the first fully electric integrated downhole system. Previously at Schlumberger, he was the Technical Champion for Core Completions in Asia and the Business Development Manager, Completions for Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines. Prior to that, Mr. Biddick spent 7 years on Schlumberger’s Completions Team in Houston, advancing from Design Engineer to Project Manager to Team Lead. He is the author of multiple patents and holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

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