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New Intelligent Completion Well Design For High-Rate Stimulated Wells Producing From Carbonate ReservoirsNormal access

Author: E. Ponce Da Motta
Event name: Second EAGE Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonates
Session: Well Completion
Publication date: 11 December 2017
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201702646
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 600.7Kb )
Price: € 20

Deep high-rate oil or gas wells usually require a large size liner, normally 7 inches OD, to produce at their full potential. If the formation has more than one zone that needs to be produced independently, selectivity and surface control may be required. Unfortunately, the largest commercially available intelligent completion valves have 5.5 inches OD. This paper will demonstrate a new completion design for high-rate wells producing from acid stimulated carbonate formations that is able to deliver productivity similar to what could be expected from a conventional large bore completion. An example utilizing a multiphase flow simulator (PIPESIM) shows that the proposed well design results in a very small production loss while allowing the use of a 5.5 inch OD intelligent completion.

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