Activities from start of license to first deepwater production can span a decade. One of the best methods to reach first oil is to optimize the conductive fluid pathways from the reservoir to the borehole. Subsequent improvements for reservoir drainage often require formation-specific stimulation treatments, perforating, or the addition of lateral branches off of the main wellbore. Other important contributions result from the use of technologies and services designed to prevent formation damage, all of which enhance producibility throughout the life of reservoir.
Fluids designed specifically for deepwater completions, address issues associated with operational and well integrity, compatibility, and flow assurance.
Engineered perforating solutions include the relationship between the gun system, the well, and the reservoir and its fluid. Designed for high-pressure, high-temperature conditions, our perforating systems are engineered to achieve optimal perforations, an important factor in maximizing productivity from deepwater reservoirs.
Selecting the optimum treatment for the well environment and meeting the production goal is crucial to successful project results and economics.
In deepwater fields where well spacing is typically not dense, operators increase contact with complex or compartmentalized reservoirs by drilling laterals off of the main borehole. Strategic junction technology simplifies the multilateral well completions process and equalizes flow along the entire length of the wellbore, which reduces water coning and extends the well’s productive lifetime.