NS: Best Practices for Multizone Isolation Using Composite Plugs

Speaker Douglas Lehr
Director, Wellbore Intervention Engineering Baker Hughes   Doug Lehr is Director of Wellbore Intervention Engineering at Baker Hughes in Houston, and has more than 30 years experience in the development of downhole tools for production and well servicing applications. Doug has held management positions in engineering and quality assurance, and ...

Director, Wellbore Intervention Engineering
Baker Hughes





 


Doug Lehr is Director of Wellbore Intervention Engineering at Baker Hughes in Houston, and has more than 30 years experience in the development of downhole tools for production and well servicing applications. Doug has held management positions in engineering and quality assurance, and has worked internationally and domestically. He has authored papers on various completion and well servicing topics including multizone stimulation, stage cementing, and HPHT service packers.  Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and a Masters degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Houston. Doug has been awarded 16 U.S. Patents, a Meritorious Engineering Award, was a Finalist in the 2008 World Oil Awards, and is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer.


Full Description
Treatment isolation using composite plugs (CPs) has been practiced for over 20 years in North America and continues to be among the most economical ways to stimulate horizontal and multi-layer vertical wells.  Despite this long experience, many end users still experience problems in these applications because of sub-optimal choices regarding product selection, run-in and removal options, and unrealistic expectations regarding plug life in downhole environments.
 
This presentation identifies Best Practices for using CPs, based on technical literature, field experience, and manufacturers’ published data. These practices maximize the chances of successfully installing CPs in multi-zone treatment applications, improving the economics of oil and gas plays requiring multiple stimulation treatments per well.
 
As multi-zone completion activity increases in emerging regions of the world, treatment applications using CPs will also increase in those regions. Those who use CPs in multizone stimulation in emerging regions will conclude that consistently high mechanical success will be achieved by applying the Best Practices identified in this presentation.
 

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Tue, Oct. 9, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Greenspoint Club
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