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Practical Consideration on Operations and Production Management through the deployment of Inflow Control Devices for Horizontal Wells, Bouri Field, LibyaNormal access

Authors: 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
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 2.44Mb )
Price: € 20

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.

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