Water Shut off and Conformance
27 Sep, 2021 – 1 Oct, 2021
26 Nov, 2021 – 30 Nov, 2021
This course addresses the technologies and methods applied in the oil industry to control and to mitigate the excessive water production in oil and gas production wells, which cause detrimental effects in the oil production rates and in the recovery factors. It includes a review to the reservoir parameters leading to excessive water production, the methods to identify the water paths as thief zones, high permeability layers, fractures and water coning, and the methods to mitigate or block out the produced water improving the volumetric sweep efficiency of waterflooding and natural water drives.
The lecture provides fundamentals of the water shut off and conformance control methods used in the oil industry, review reservoir parameters that influence the water production and describes mechanical methods as bridge plugs, cement plugs, inflatable packers, elastomers, the chemical methods with crosslinked polymer gels, and other chemicals to improve conformance.
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