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SPE Production & Operations (2021)
Paper Number: SPE-205524-PA
Published: 22 June 2021
...G. S. Ramos; M. F. Pinto; E. S. S. de Souza; G. B. Machado; G. G. R. de Castro Summary As oil and gas exploration goes toward deeper fields in the Brazilian industry scenario, offloading operations emerge as the most viable option to drain production. However, these operations demand expensive...
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SPE Production & Operations 36 (02): 455–467.
Paper Number: SPE-200477-PA
Published: 12 May 2021
... baseline survey phase. Subsequent repeat measurements are planned during field production life. The emplacement and surveying of the subsurface radioactive markers for compaction monitoring in uHPHT reservoirs is a high value but nontrivial operation. In addition, much knowledge and experience of the...
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SPE Production & Operations 36 (02): 451–454.
Paper Number: SPE-203837-PA
Published: 12 May 2021
... safety enforcement could hinder smooth operations, the deployment of new technologies and enhanced solutions of processes has enabled operational excellence (OE) and improved safety performance. In this paper, we demonstrate health, safety, and environment performance improvement through implementing two...
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SPE Production & Operations 36 (02): 359–367.
Paper Number: SPE-201285-PA
Published: 12 May 2021
... nonideal operating conditions of the pump. In particular, our simulations based on real pump operating envelopes reveal that the so-called “midcycle valve closure” is likely to occur. Such additional closing and opening events of the valves multiply situations in which the flow conditions are harmful to...
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SPE Production & Operations (2021)
Paper Number: SPE-200839-PA
Published: 07 May 2021
...T. N. Demayo; N. K. Herbert; D. M. Hernandez; J. J. Hendricks; B. Velasquez; D. Cappello; I. Creelman Summary This paper outlines one of the first efforts by a major oil and gas company to build a net-exporting, behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic (PV) plant to lower the operating costs and carbon...
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SPE Production & Operations 36 (01): 197–215.
Paper Number: SPE-186306-PA
Published: 10 February 2021
... expansion reservoir model operation gauge injection thermal effect flow in porous media afterflow waterflooding injector 1 temperature effect reservoir shut-in time wellbore fluid fluid dynamics enhanced recovery spe production february 2021 When wells are first placed online after...
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SPE Production & Operations (2021)
Paper Number: SPE-203411-PA
Published: 30 January 2021
... operations were selected to be analyzed from different phases of the development project of the reservoir. The objective of this study is to introduce an efficient interpretation method to determine optimum treatment volume (gal/ft), compare the effectiveness of diverters, calculate stimulation ratio (SR...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (04): 1010–1025.
Paper Number: SPE-194284-PA
Published: 12 November 2020
...Nozomu Yoshida; Satoshi Teshima; Ryo Yamada; Umut Aybar; Pierre Ramondenc Summary The success of water‐conformance operations often depends on clear identification of the water‐production mechanism. Such an assessment can be complicated significantly when formation damage is also occurring. Coiled...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (03): 641–653.
Paper Number: SPE-196015-PA
Published: 13 August 2020
... hydrates and paraffin plugs on flexible lines are concerns in offshore production. They may stop wells for months, causing high financial losses. Sometimes, operators use depressurization techniques for hydrate removal. Another strategy is using coiled tubing or a similar unit to perform local heating or...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (03): 537–548.
Paper Number: SPE-200473-PA
Published: 13 August 2020
...Jesus David Montero Pallares; Chenxi Wang; Mohammad Haftani; Alireza Nouri Summary Wire‐wrapped screens (WWSs) are one of the most‐commonly used devices by steam‐assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operators because of the capacity to control plugging and improve flow performance. WWSs offer high open...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (03): 628–640.
Paper Number: SPE-201191-PA
Published: 13 August 2020
...Majdi Chaari; Jalel Ben Hmida; Abdennour C. Seibi; Afef Fekih Summary Modeling of multiphase flow represents the cornerstone of oil/gas‐production systems. Accurate pressure‐drop estimation is crucial in the design and operations of subsea architectures. However, the complexity of the underlying...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (03): 564–578.
Paper Number: SPE-201212-PA
Published: 13 August 2020
... the SAGD process. Also, both workflows can control the subcool above the desired set‐point while ensuring stable well operations. More than a 24% increment is achieved in net present value (NPV) using proposed NMPC workflows compared with the field operations with no closed‐loop control. Overall, NMPC...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (02): 393–405.
Paper Number: SPE-183164-PA
Published: 14 May 2020
... Efficiency production control production logging single-phase flow operation mesh inner rotor pump performance SPE Production GVF rotational speed application positive displacement pump artificial lift system Reservoir Surveillance outer rotor rotor different differential pressure...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (02): 373–383.
Paper Number: SPE-200474-PA
Published: 14 May 2020
... scrubber pump jet flow fluidization time fluidized bed operation SPE Production fluid loss control fluidization backwash flow rate fraction equation backwash cycle Granular nutshell filters are commonly used as deep‐bed media filters to remove insoluble hydrocarbons and suspended solids...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (02): 454–463.
Paper Number: SPE-200497-PA
Published: 14 May 2020
... features of the production scenario, surface and subsurface installations, and the results observed during the first 4 months of operation), which was installed in an unprecedented way in an oil production well. This paper also addresses some relative advantages of PVP over other artificial lift pumping...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (01): 188–201.
Paper Number: SPE-197060-PA
Published: 17 February 2020
...Christine Ciszkowski; Zied Ouled Ameur; Jeffrey P. J. Forsyth; Mike Nightingale; Maurice Shevalier; Bernhard Mayer Summary Mineral precipitation (scale) can significantly hinder production in petroleum reservoirs. This includes steam‐assisted‐gravity‐drainage (SAGD) operations used for bitumen...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (01): 098–110.
Paper Number: SPE-198891-PA
Published: 17 February 2020
... & Gas Engineering barrier element failure mode communication Wellbore Design inspection operation failure rate SPE Production cavity probability valve degraded state History leakage Risk analysis leakage probability override reliability University subsea system life cycle machine...
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SPE Production & Operations 35 (01): 125–136.
Paper Number: SPE-199342-PA
Published: 17 February 2020
... operation. 24 2 2019 5 8 2019 2 7 2019 13 11 2019 17 2 2020 Copyright © 2020 Society of Petroleum Engineers Drillstem Testing iec 61511 Upstream Oil & Gas correlation machine learning drillstem/well testing Artificial Intelligence FWHP HIPP operation SPE...
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SPE Production & Operations 34 (04): 678–692.
Paper Number: SPE-192393-PA
Published: 04 September 2019
...K. M. Patel; A. S. Bakhurji; H. S. Salloum; H. K. Kim; M. B. Winarno; S.. Mubarak Summary With the growth of Internet of Things technology and the industrial revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), digital information is becoming more integrated into our daily operations. Such a modality of operation allows all...
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SPE Production & Operations 34 (03): 635–646.
Paper Number: SPE-195590-PA
Published: 15 August 2019
...Renato P. Coutinho; Paulo J. Waltrich Summary In this paper we describe using a commercial transient multiphase‐flow simulator to develop a new operational procedure for liquid‐assisted gas lift (LAGL) unloading. The simulation model is used in our study to perform sensitivity analysis on the...

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