Successful Recovery and Stimulation of a Long HP/HT Horizontal Well in One Intervention: A Case History of Acid Fracturing and New Generation of Diversion Systems Combination, Middle Marrat Carbonate Formation
- Leopoldo Sierra (Halliburton) | Alaa Eldine Alboueshi (Halliburton) | Mohamed Elmofti (Halliburton) | Walid Eid (Halliburton) | Salma Sadeddin (Halliburton) | Ahmed Allam (Halliburton) | Mohamed Al Othman (KOC) | Zamzam Ahmed (KOC) | Erkan Fidan (KOC) | Ibrahim Al-Zaidani (KOC) | Neoq Nilotpaul (KOC) | Meshari Ashkanani (KOC) | Ali Buhamad (KOC) | Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dousari (KOC) | Abdul-Samad Mohammed Ahmed (KOC) | Yousef Al-Matrouk (KOC)
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- Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 13-16 November , Abu Dhabi, UAE
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- 2017. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 2.1.3 Completion Equipment, 2.2.2 Perforating, 2 Well completion, 4.2.3 Materials and Corrosion, 1.6.6 Directional Drilling, 2.5.2 Fracturing Materials (Fluids, Proppant), 2.6 Acidizing, 2.2 Installation and Completion Operations, 2.4 Hydraulic Fracturing, 1.6 Drilling Operations
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The proper fracture stimulation of high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) carbonate formations completed with horizontal wellbores is a challenging task for any operator or service company, particularly because of concerns associated with HP/HT, acid reactivity, completion and production equipment corrosion, and acid distribution. The case history presented in this paper describes the performance of an acid fracture intervention in a HP/HT well where, because of a number of problems encountered during the well construction stage, this intervention was the last procedure considered to evaluate the productivity of a Marrat formation well.
In view of the stimulation challenges encountered, the architecture of the wellbore, and the intervention stimulation requirement to evaluate the productivity of the horizontal well completed in the Marrat formation, it was necessary to change the proppant fracture stimulation technique originally planned. Instead, it was decided that a selective acid fracture stimulation would be performed in the prospective part of the horizontal section where three long perforation clusters had been placed. Acidizing fracture stimulation was performed in one intervention using a next-generation liquid and soluble solid diversion system that enabled the generation of one selective fracture per perforation cluster.
The planned acidizing fracture stimulation process was implemented properly in the field in accordance with the design constraints. The reactive fluid system diversion and the generation of a new fracture when the diversion system reached the perforation were clearly observed. The post-acid fractured well productivity index (PI) showed the high quality of the stimulation performed in a challenging environment, demonstrating the effectiveness of the new diversion system for creating selective fractures in a horizontal wellbore with multiple perforation clusters.
Considering the well's architecture, HP/HT nature, and single intervention requirement, the case study documented in the paper can be helpful in the decision-making process when selecting a proper stimulation technique for challenging conditions. The effectiveness of the new diversion systems is also discussed.
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