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Welltec® Flow Valves facilitate stimulation and production

  • WELL TYPE
    Oil / gas producer
  • RESERVOIR TYPE
    Sand
  • VARIOUS CHOKE SIZES PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY
    To produce gas zone or use it to lift the oil zone
  • COLLABORATION BETWEEN CLIENT & WELLTEC
    Resulted in fit for purpose solution
  • WFV ENABLED EXPLORING THE OIL ZONE
    Without comprise of the gas zone production
  • SHORT TERM DELIVERY
    6 weeks from order to delivery
  • LOCATION
    West Africa

Background

A client in West Africa had to change their objectives once the reservoir was penetrated, as sea oil shows in addition to expected gas. Welltec® proposed to incorporate 4 ½” Welltec Flow Valve® (WFV) in order to retain maximum control of the dual zone completion. This allowed for only minor modifications to the originally planned, single zone completion.

Operations

• Four 4 ½” WFVs run as part of the lower completion into the 7” liner.
• One positioned in the oil zone and three positioned in the gas zone.
• Well was to be frac’d but the 3rd party frac sleeve failed to open.
• After assessing the risk, it was decided to frac through the WFV.
• After completion and clean-up of the oil zone, the three WFVs in the gas zone were opened in a single descent.

Achievements

Incorporation of the WFVs allowed the operator to minimize the changes to the original completion and hence the well completion. The WFVs were delivered within six weeks of ordering.

Using the WFV to frac through prevented the operator from having to pull the lower completion and re-run it. The variable choke settings afforded by the WFVs in the gas zone allowed the operator to optimize production.
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WFV enables chocking dirty gas at a rate that would be sufficient to lift the oil from the adjacent zone.

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