This course will provide understanding on the different assemblage of wells, casing profiles and elemental components of a well that aid or prevent fluid flow in a well bore. It will also highlight the different types of wells such as conventional wells, horizontal wells, multi-lateral wells, Side-track wells, Designer wells, Coiled tubing wells and their relationship with reservoir fluid flow.
The various problems that can arise in a well, such as formation damage, poor reservoir permeability, encountering fault zones, poor reservoir pressures, high water cut, and excessive sand production will be discussed in relation to the hydraulic fluid flow within a reservoir and a well.
Geologic features usually control how oil flows within a reservoir. Some of these oil are
often left behind depending on the defining reservoir architecture. Struct
ure, sedimentology and diagenesis often define the pathways, baffles and barriers that enhance and retard the migration of oil to a production well. This course covers discussions on the possibilities of having by-passed oil in structural/sedimentological dead ends (undrilled fault blocks, attic oil, cellar oil), shingles, banked oil due to water flood, low resistivity pay etc.
At the end of this course, participants will learn how to optimize fluid flow in a well in light of the myriads of opportunities and challenges relating to the above drainage and hydraulic fluid flow behaviors within a reservoir. Click to view video intro.