Offshore Northern Europe: Brine mixing complicates Alba field scale management

In the Alba field, UK North Sea Block 16/26, a well-by-well analysis established whether diagnostic tests can identify which wells should be treated conventionally for scale formation and which require special attention. This analysis was required because a reservoir may have various scaling regimes that require different scale management strategies in different areas of the field.The analysis first used production data and produced brine compositions to identify recurring patterns. Then, wells were classified and grouped according to various types, and a comparison of well properties such as location within the reservoir and orientation to the flood front identify whether the well would ...

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