Gel-polymer extends Arbuckle high-water-cut well life

Arbuckle wells provide a good example of how the use of gelled polymer technology can extend the life of high water-cut wells. The treatments studied obtained substantial amounts of incremental oil with reduced water production.The study showed that treatments in 89% of wells were economically successful at a $22/bbl oil price.With the current higher oil price, operators will likely expand the use of gel-polymer technology.Gel-polymer treatmentsOperators perform gel-polymer treatments when water production becomes a major concern. This was the case in central Kansas where various operators recently have completed many successful polymer jobs in an attempt to shut off unwanted water and in...

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