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Application Of Fiberglass Casing And Tubing In Injection WellsNormal access

Authors: A. Abdul Rauf and M. Amani
Event name: Second EAGE Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonates
Session: Well Completion
Publication date: 11 December 2017
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201702647
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 479.29Kb )
Price: € 20

This paper discusses the possible application of Fiberglass casings and tubings for the use in the Injection wells. This paper initially outlines a basic review of fiberglass piping in the industry and the manufacturing process. Field issues identified through literature, interviews and operator experiences have been presented and analyzed. Methods and avenues to address these issues have been researched, and a look to the future of fiberglass in the field is provided. Pipe failure, fire safety, injection and handling have been addressed. The resistance of Fiberglass tubulars to corrosion is well documented, and potentially can provide benefit and advantage where conventional carbon steel tubulars face extensive corrosion issues, such as in corrosive injection environments. Very little research on this specific issue has been published. This paper aims to shed some light on not only the benefits of fiberglass as a corrosion-resistant material, but document field-based experiences on use of fiberglass in the field. This paper proposes that fiberglass casings and tubings are very suitable for injection wells and it aims to pave the way to further adoption and research of fiberglass in applications such as for corrosive injection environments.

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