Sept. 12, 2007


Description

Openhole Horizontal Gravel Pack Completions
with Intelligent Well Technology 
and Swellable Packers
 

In the past decade gravel-packed, openhole horizontal or high-angle laterals have been employed to enhance reserve recovery in many projects requiring sand control around the world. As the industry finds new ways to improve economics and reserves cost per barrel, more projects have employed intelligent well completions to tap and manage production from multiple reservoirs within a single wellbore.

 

A sand control technique has been developed and successfully employed in conjunction with intelligent well technology in North Sea wells. In these wells up to four reservoir layers have been completed using a single lateral, openhole gravel pack process. Optimization of reserves recovery required active control of the individual pays in the gravel-packed interval. To enable separate control of the individual pays in these completions, intelligent well components and packers were run inside the screen assembly, and swellable packers were installed with the screen assembly. The tubular and equipment design balanced considerations of both well costs and production rate capability. These wells were engineered to allow the use of standard casing designs incorporating 9 5/8” production casing to benefit well construction costs. The intelligent well completion configuration included 4” flow tubulars with 3.5” inflow control valves to enable target well production rates. The design, functionality and well performance of these wells will be discussed in this presentation.

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Featured Speakers

Speaker Harvey Fitzpatrick
Product Group Manager of Sand Control Halliburton Energy Services Harvey Fitzpatrick is the Product Group Manager of Sand Control for Halliburton’s Completion and Production product service line in Houston. Harvey has more than 25 years of experience in sand control completions, including field engineering, operations, sales, technology, marketing and management. …

Product Group Manager of Sand Control
Halliburton Energy Services

Harvey Fitzpatrick is the Product Group Manager of Sand Control for Halliburton’s Completion and Production product service line in Houston. Harvey has more than 25 years of experience in sand control completions, including field engineering, operations, sales, technology, marketing and management. His career in sand control began as a field engineer in 1980 and, most recently, he served as Product Manager for Sand Control Fluids. His current focus is the integration of technologies to provide better technical and economic solutions to complex sand control completion challenges.  Harvey received a BS degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University. He holds three patents and has authored or coauthored 22 technical papers and journal articles.


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Organizer

Jeff Whittaker


Date and Time

Wed, Sept. 12, 2007

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

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Location

The WestLake Club - Carriage Room

570 WestLake Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77079