Optimized fluids improve production in Tarim horizontal wells

05/05/2014
Lijun You Yili Kang Southwest Petroleum University Chengdu Zhangxin Chen University of Calgary Calgary Xiao Niu Faqiang Luo Sinopec Northwest Co. Urumqi China Based on a presentation to the SPE European Formation Damage Conference and Exhibition, June 5-7, 2013, Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Well productivity is reduced by formation damage caused by drilling fluids, especially in horizontal wells. The mechanisms, consequences, and remediation technologies of formation damage have been studied in depth over the years. However, the damage to Triassic, high-permeable reservoirs—in which horizontal drilling is used to great effect—has received little attention. Generally, this is because h...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected