Practical Consideration on Operations and Production Management through the deployment of Inflow Control Devices for Horizontal Wells, Bouri Field, Libya
Mustafa Amari, Francisco Porturas, Hossein Algdamsi, Hosam Eldin Sharaf, Mohamed Lakhdar, Nasser Misherghi, Marcel Grivet, Srdjan Borac, Hassan Jalool, Enzo Vegliante and Luciano Rossi
Event name: IPTC 2012:International Petroleum Technology Conference
Session: Technology and Operational Excellence: Keys to Sustainable Global Energy
Publication date: 07 February 2012
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Horizontal well drilling traditionally helps to improve the oil recovery and avoid problems of premature gas/water
breakthrough. In Bouri field, offshore Libya, the main concern of the operator was to establish an advanced method of
controlling gas and water encroachment in a fractured carbonate reservoir characterized by high vertical permeability.
This paper describes the first Inflow Control Device (ICD) installation for Mellitah Oil & Gas, and the first such application
in Libya. It was an integral part of a well completion aimed at evenly distributing inflow in a horizontal well, and at limiting
the negative effects after occurrence of expected gas breakthrough.