Sept. 14, 2006


Description

Effective waterflood and pressure maintenance are critical to the economic viability of the many developments in which oil production and reserves recovery are underpinned by water injection.  In BP some 60% of current oil production is supported by waterflood and this is expected to rise to 80% over the next few years.  Many of the future developments will be in sand prone formations where sand control will be required in the injectors.  Further, an increasing number of these developments will be located offshore in deepwater, making use of subsea wells and wet trees.  In this challenging economic and operating environment the completion design philosophy will increasingly focus on higher reliability and minimal well intervention.

 

However, the sandface completion design for water injectors is now recognized as a major technical issue with the key areas for concern being: 

 

         Life of well sand control integrity, particularly where the sands may be subject to water hammer, zone-zone crossflow or well-well backflow

         Long term injection performance, particularly with solids laden produced water and with injection pressures above or below fracture pressure

         Reliable and cost effective zonal isolation, to provide zonal selectivity and improved injection conformance

 

So how do the various completion design options meet these concerns and what performance can be expected in the field?

*Note: Venue change Sofitel this month only, not the Greenspoint Club.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Darrell J. Wood (SPE International Distinguished Lecturer)
Senior Completions Engineer BP Exploration - UK Darrell Wood is a senior completions engineer for BP Exploration in Aberdeen, U.K.  He has worked in a variety of engineering and operational assignments in the UK and Alaska during his 22 years with BP.  He is currently working within the company’s Exploration ...

Senior Completions Engineer
BP Exploration - UK

Darrell Wood is a senior completions engineer for BP Exploration in Aberdeen, U.K.  He has worked in a variety of engineering and operational assignments in the UK and Alaska during his 22 years with BP.  He is currently working within the company’s Exploration and Production Technology Group, where he has most recently been responsible for developing BP’s completion design guidelines for water injection into unconsolidated formations.  He is also working with a number of upcoming development project teams on integrating downhole flow control technology into water injectors in sand prone formations.  He holds a BSc degree in mechanical engineering and has co-authored a number of SPE technical papers.

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Organizer

Jason Baihly


Date and Time

Thu, Sept. 14, 2006

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Sofitel Houston

425 N. Sam Houston Parkway East
Houston, TX 77060