Design, Qualification, QAQC and Operational Performance of Completion Fluid, Reservoir Drill-in Fluid and Breaker - Tamar, Offshore Israel
- John Healy (Healy Energy) | Jack Sanford (Sanford Engineering) | Tim Hopper (Noble Energy) | Kerby Dufrene (Noble Energy) | Josh Fink (Noble Energy) | Christian Balderrama (Noble Energy) | Vickers Steve (Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids) | Grant Mackenzie (Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids)
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- SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 17-19 March, London, England, UK
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- 2 Well completion, 2.4.5 Gravel pack design & evaluation, 2 Well Completion, 1.6 Drilling Operations, 2.7.1 Completion Fluids, 2.7 Completion Fluids, 2.4.3 Sand/Solids Control
- Deepwater, Reservoir Drill in Fluid, Ultra High Rate Gas Wells, Sand Control OHGP, Completion
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A case history from Offshore Israel is presented that describes the successful delivery of five (5) ultra-high rate gas wells (+250 MMscf/D) completed in a significant (10 TCF) gas field with 7 in. production tubing and an Open-Hole Gravel Pack (OHGP). Maximizing gas off-take rates from a gas reservoir with high flow capacity (kh) requires large internal diameter (ID) tubing coupled with efficient sand face completions. When sand control is required, the OHGP offers the most efficient as well as the most reliable, long-term track record of performance. A global study of ultra-high rate gas wells was made to select and finalize the design concept after which the commensurate engineering rigor was applied. This paper will highlight the design, qualification, Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) and operational performance of the completion fluids inclusive of the Reservoir Drill-in Fluid (RDIF) and the breaker. Completion fluids are critical to the success and production efficiency of an OHGP. The completions were installed with minimal operational issues (Average NPT ˜4%). Production commenced on March 31, 2013. All wells have performed to expectations with maximum well rates up 340 MMscf/D.
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Healy, J.C.et al.: "Design, Installation, and Performance of Big Bore (9-% in.) Compleitons: Mari-B Field, Offshore Israel," paper SPE 151770-PP prepared for presentation at the SPE International Symposium and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A., 15-17 September 2012.
Healy, J.C.et al.: "Design, Installation and Performance of Big Bore (9-% in.) Completions: Mari-B Field, Offshore Israel," paper SPE 151770 prepared for presentation at the SPE International Symposium and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A., 15-17 February 2012.