First Intelligent Multilateral TAML5 Wells on Filanovskogo Field
First Intelligent multilateral TAML5 wells on Filanovskogo Field is the
great example of how new technologies help to optimize CAPEX, and, thanks to
higher productivity index, achieve higher production rate. Multilateral well
geometry combined with ability to monitor and control each leg separately helps
to optimize flow patterns, prolongs well life and contributes to higher
cumulative production. The paper focuses on well design, project execution and
In order to achieve results, work was done in several phases:
- Choose well design which would optimize CAPEX and allow to reach
production and recovery targets.
- Perform two trial jobs on existing mature field to learn technology
and prove the concept.
- Use experience gained on trial jobs to optimize requirements, well
design and procedures.
- Execute the job, control and manage execution to ensure compliance to
- Review first production results and estimate benefits obtained from
This paper describes all the steps focusing mainly on installation
procedure, execution and production results review.
As a result of the work done, LUKOIL successfully installed two first
intelligent TAML5 completions on Filanovskogo field and achieved ~20%-60%
higher production than on nearby single bore wells (up to 38000 bpd). This
first wells proven that contemporary intelligent and multilateral completion
technologies are mature enough to deliver consistent results. Production
results show that actual productivity index matches predicted one. This shows
once again that intelligent multilateral well design gives a number of
benefits, such as slot preservation, higher productivity indices, faster
production buildup and can facilitate reaching higher cumulative production
from the field.
The paper describes introduction of complex intelligent multilateral
well design on the field. This practical example can be used for future
reference by drilling and production focused petroleum industry professionals
to better understand benefits and limitations of existing technologies. Actual
production result can also be used as a benchmark for field development