Definition - What does Gas Well mean?
A Gas Well is a hydrocarbon well that produces raw natural gas as its primary commercial product. This gas is further taken to a gas processing terminal for cleaning, and further processing. It is also converted to a pipeline quality dry natural gas in the terminal for sale purposes. The well also produces natural gas liquids (such as butane and propane) and some water along with natural gas.
Petropedia explains Gas Well
Gas wells primarily produce raw quality natural gas (methane as a major constituent). There are two types of gas wells from which raw natural gas is produced, i.e., associated well and non-associated well.
An associated well is a well from which natural gas is produced along with crude oil, natural gas condensates and water. The gas generated from such type of wells is called wet gas.
A non-associated well is a well which primarily produces natural gas only, i.e., methane. Sometimes this type of well can produce NGL’s, but most of the times it produces only dry raw natural gas.