Abstract

The well integrity monitoring including Sustained Annulus Pressure (SAP) assessment on offshore stationary platforms in the conditions of a limited number of well slots plays an important role in the development of oilfield with thin oil rims and a massive gas cap. The presence of SAP leads to uncontrolled release of gas or liquid to the surface, disruption the operating condition of the wells and its completion components, that overall can result to severe accidents at the offshore oil and gas production facility. Another difficulty that SAP brings is secondary gas cap accumulation across untargeted reservoir zones that might lead to blowouts in operating wells. To identify the causes of SAP, constant monitoring of annulus pressure, as well as proper diagnostics are needed. One of the most reliable and effective methods for identifying SAP causes is Through-Barrier Diagnostics that able to accurately localize reservoir-sources of SAP behind multiple casing strings in the wells, which helps production engineers further production strategy and weighted workover planning. Conventional diagnostics on identifying SAP sources is significantly limited by complexity of the well construction and downhole equipment. This paper describes using of Through-Barrier Diagnostics on the sources of SAP identification on the ice-resistant stationary platform named after Yuri Korchagin, detailly explains the approach and challenges on real case studies. High precision temperature and passive spectral acoustics play a key role in described technique. Passive spectral acoustics, which have a scanning radius of about a few meters, helps to detect fluid flows in the reservoir and behind casing channels in cracked cement.

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