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The Basics for a Petroleum Engineer and Geologist[1].

The Basics for a Petroleum Engineer and Geologist[1].

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Published by: Parth Shah on Jun 12, 2011
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This is the simplest of all completion types, where casing is run and cemented just above
the producing zone. The pay section is drilled with a non-damaging fluid.

Open hole completions can be barefoot, where tubing is run and a packer is set in the
casing above the open hole the well put on production. Another option is to run a gravel
pack liner or screen and gravel pack the open interval. This is known as an Open Hole
Gravel Pack completion. The open hole can also be widened using an under-reamer and
then gravel packed. Productivity of open hole gravel packs is higher than the cased hole
gravel packs because the hydrocarbon flows into a larger tube.

Some features of open hole gravel pack completions:

i)

It is run in consolidated sandstone or carbonate reservoirs

ii)

Perforating expense is eliminated

iii)

It provides good sand control

iv)

The entire pay section is produced

v)

It can easily be converted to cased hole completion

vi)

It is difficult to selectively stimulate using acid or fracturing

vii)

The casing is set “in the dark” before the pay section is drilled
viii)It is difficult to eliminate water or gas production

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