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David,
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Why do wells go on vacuum?

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Wells go on a vacuum when the pressure inside the wellbore exceeds the fracture pressure of any part of the formation that is open to the wellbore. A well will also go on a vacuum as the reservoir section of the well starts to deplete.  As the hydrocarbons are produced, the pressure in the reservoir is reduced and this allows fluids in the well to travel into the depleted reservoir.

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David Traugott

Expertise

I can answer questions related to the technical issues associated with the drilling and completing of oil and gas wells; very familiar with the cementing process, LWD tools and Coiled Tubing operations. Limited knowledge of mineral rights and/or royalties.

Experience

Seventeen years working as an engineer in the industry both in the field and in the office. Field locations include offshore, land, and overseas. Office locations include Lafayette, LA and Houston, TX.

Organizations
SPE, AADE, IADC, API, IEEE, ICoTA

Publications
SPE Drilling and Completion Magazine, World Oil, Harts E&P.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, UL Lafayette 1995. Strategic MBA, University of Houston-Victoria 2010

Past/Present Clients
Major and Independent Oil and Gas Companies.

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