Case study: Production benefits from increasing C-values

Hamed Mansoori National Iranian Oil Co. Shiraz, Iran Feridun Esmaeilzadeh Shiraz University Shiraz, Iran Dariush Mowla Shiraz University Shiraz, Iran A. Hassan Mohammadi South Zagros Oil & Gas Production Co. Shiraz, Iran A case study performed in a southern Iran oil field indicates that the C-value used in API RP 14E can be safely increased, enabling increased production from fewer wells and decreasing drilling costs. Erosion refers to material wear caused by a gas or liquid; it may also include abrasion from entrained particles. Erosional causes are complex; slight changes in operational conditions, such as fluid velocity, affect erosion behavior. Mechanisms that can cause erosion d...

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