Dennis F. Wyatt, Jr. Halliburton Energy Services Houston Ronald J. Crook Halliburton Energy ServicesDuncan, Okla. Water source identification is the first and most important step in controlling unwanted water production that can severely limit the productive life of a well and, thereby, decrease hydrocarbon recovery. Water-control treatments often fail because the source of the water problem is not identified, the wrong treatment is performed, or the correct treatment is performed incorrectly. Table 1 (87099 bytes) lists typical problems, means of identification and evaluation, and chemical treatments available for correcting the problem.' WATER PROBLEMS Most water proble...

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