Unwanted Fluid Production

Halliburton has developed several technologies to help reduce unwanted fluid production, enhance recovery efficiency, and satisfy a broad range of reservoir management and environmental objectives. Although water management may not result in increased production, the application of the technologies can often improve an operator’s profitability by helping achieve a longer productive well life, reduced lifting costs, and reduced environmental concerns and costs.

Halliburton conformance solutions have proved effective in vertical, highly deviated, and horizontal wellbores, including challenging completions such as gravel packs, slotted liners, and openhole completions.

In addition to the wide variety of chemical solutions that Halliburton offers, the QuikLook® conformance simulation service was developed to optimize the design and placement of unwanted fluid shutoff treatments. By simulating the flow of oil, gas, water, conformance fluids, and heat through a porous medium in 3D, the simulator provides diagnostics, design, and evaluation capabilities to help optimize this type of treatment.

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In the Wellbore  
Plug-Back
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shutting off Perfs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Near-Wellbore  
Casing Leaks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flow Behind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water Shutoff Gravel Pack
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrix  
Coning or Cresting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
High-Perm Streaks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fractures  
Fractures, Fissures, Voids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frac Job Went to Water
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Best Option
 
Recommended under certain conditions
 
Not Recommended
Plug Back

Plug Back

Plugging a zone or abandonment of a well by sealing off selected intervals, a dry hole or a depleted well

Plug Back
Shutting Off Perforations

Shutting Off Perforations

Sealing off a set of perforations that are mainly producing unwanted fluids (water or gas)

Shutting Off Perforations
Casing Leaks

Casing Leaks

Remediating casing damage as a result of corrosion, erosion, or wear during the life of the wellbore

Casing Leaks
Fluid Flow Behind the Casing

Fluid Flow Behind the Casing

Remediating water or gas crossflow behind the casing due to poor zonal isolation

Fluid Flow Behind the Casing
Water Shutoff in Gravel Packs

Water Shutoff in Gravel Packs

Reducing excessive water production in sand control completions such as OHGP’s, CHGP’s, or FracPacks

Water Shutoff in Gravel Packs
Coning or Cresting

Coning or Cresting

Reducing excessive water or gas production as bottom water or gas cap infiltrates the perforated zone in the near-wellbore area and reduces oil production

Coning or Cresting
High Permeability Streak Shutoff

High Permeability Streak Shutoff

Reducing excessive water or gas production from a high permeability zone while preserving hydrocarbon production from lower permeability zones

High Permeability Streak Shutoff
Fractures, Fissures, & Voids

Fractures, Fissures, & Voids

Sealing off unwanted fluid production coming from natural or induced fractures

Fractures, Fissures, & Voids
Frac Extension into Water Zone

Frac Extension into Water Zone

Controlling water intrusion when fracture grows into a nearby water zone

Frac Extension into Water Zone