Corrosion in production strings is a well known problem in Kuwait oil fields. Failure to remedy the affected wells results mainly in (1) undesirable dump flooding of the oil reservoirs, (2) or oil seepage and hydrocarbon contamination in shallow water bearing strata. Any of these situations (unless properly handled) leads to a disastrous waste of oil resources. This study discusses (i) casing leaks in Kuwait oil fields, (ii) the nature of the formations opposite the leaks and their contained fluids and (iii) the field measures that can be adopted in order to avoid casing leak problems.

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