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Understanding Inflow and Injection Control Devices: Using Completion Tools to Manipulate Reservoir Performance

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

One poorly understood area of completions engineering is in the use of inflow/injection control devices or ICDs, a type of completion tool that manipulates mechanical skin to try and promote the long-term production of desired hydrocarbons over less desired reservoir fluids. In exploring the underlying mechanisms of ICD action, it becomes possible for operators worldwide to understand how ICD usage affects the economics of new and existing field developments while minimizing errors in ICD completion design that may counteract the benefits of ICD application. This webinar is an exploration of the origins of the most influential types of ICD in use today, contrasting strengths, weaknesses, published performance characteristics, and ideal reservoir application. Furthermore, it delves into the frontiers of ICD design and development, exploring how novel autonomous ICD geometries provide a bridge to the oft-hyped “smart” well of the future, while discussing how ICD-based completion designs have positively impacted traditional production designs in sandstones, fractured carbonates, and how they likely will be used in the future in unconventional plays such as SAGD/heavy oil applications and fractured shale fields.

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  • 1Understanding Inflow and Injection Control Devices: Using Completion Tools to Manipulate Reservoir Performance - Chapter 1
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Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits

Speakers

Sudiptya Banerjee