Abstract

A case history from Offshore Israel is presented that describes the successful delivery of five (5) ultra high-rate gas wells (+250 MMscf/D) completed in a significant (10 TCF) gas field with 7 in. production tubing and an Open-Hole Gravel Pack (OHGP). Maximizing gas off-take rates from a gas reservoir with high flow capacity (kh) requires large internal diameter (ID) tubing coupled with efficient sand face completions. When sand control is required, the OHGP offers the most efficient as well as the most reliable, long-term track record of performance. A global study of ultra high-rate gas wells was made to select and finalize the design concept after which the commensurate engineering rigor was applied. This paper will highlight key accomplishments within various phases of a completion delivery process for critical wells. The completions were installed with minimal operational issues (Average NPT ≈4%). Production commenced on March 31, 2013 without incident thus far. Each well is designed for production rates in excees of 250 MMscf/D.

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