Modelling of scale inhibitor treatments in horizontal wells: Application to the Alba field

E. J. Mackay, A. P. Matharu, K. S. Sorbie, M. M. Jordan

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    Abstract

    A modeling technique for the placement of scale inhibitor treatments was developed and was used to model a squeeze treatment in a horizontal well in a Chevron-operated Alba reservoir. Assessment of various treatment designs enabled a treatment to be specified to increase squeeze treatment lifetime without increasing the required chemical. This modelled strategy also reduces the initial inhibitor concentration spike in the return curve, representing a considerable production advantage in addition to extending squeeze lifetime by reducing early chemical losses through immediate backproduction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)107-114
    JournalSPE Production and Facilities
    Volume15
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2000

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