As part of the Islands Project which involves the use of 4 artificial islands to drill & complete over 300 ERD wells in a giant offshore oilfield, several completion designs have been piloted to test & monitor their suitability for the brownfield development.
One well design incorporated the use of Inflow Control Devices (ICDs) & swell packers which was ZADCO's first use of such technology in a production well. The technology was installed in the pilot well to test in-flow control along a 10,000ft lateral & to manage future water production.
The Paper will cover:
The design of the well detailing the ICD configurations & swell packer arrangements providing 15 compartments along the reservoir section,
The inflow performance recorded annually along the lateral showing differing results,
The outcome of an extensive intervention program in 2013 utilising different logging tools to record internal & external data, live camera to view condition in low water cut well & venturi tool to recover downhole samples that concluded the mechanical failure of ICDs in the heel,
The extensive post-failure investigation undertaken such as extensive review of installed ICD design, flow assurance, computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations, laboratory testing for different conditions & materials, comparison of modelled with actual data to determine failure mode &
The way forward for future ICD installations with initial short term solution & plans for future long term design solutions to give a required 30 year life.