Drill-in fluid reduces formation damage, increases production rates

Nick Hands Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V. (NAM) Velsen, The Netherlands Kevin Kowbel Ensco International/NAM Assen, The Netherlands Sven Maikranz M-I LLC Houston Robert Nouris M-I LLC Velsen, The Netherlands A sodium formate drill-in fluid system reduced formation damage, resulting in better-than-expected production rates for an offshore Dutch development well. The highly successful completion of a subhorizontal development well clearly illustrates the tremendous impact a properly formulated and engineered drill-in fluid can have on the drilling and completion phases of a borehole. Programmed to optimize production capacity and reservoir drainage from...

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