Well Completion Design


  • Jonathan Bellarby, TRACS International, Aberdeen, UK

Completions are the conduit between hydrocarbon reservoirs and surface facilities. They are a fundamental part of any hydrocarbon field development project. The have to be designed for safely maximising the hydrocarbon recovery from the well and may have to last for many years under ever changing conditions. Issues include: connection with the reservoir rock, avoiding sand production, selecting the correct interval, pumps and other forms of artificial lift, safety and integrity, equipment selection and installation and future well interventions.
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Primary audience: Engineers within the discipline of well completion Secondy Audience: Engineers in related disciplines such as , reservoir engineers, geologists,drilling engineers and facility and process engineers. Level graduate engineers and hands-on professionals.


Book information

  • Published: February 2009
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53210-7

Table of Contents

1. Completion design philosophy. 2. Reservoir completion (non sand control). 3.Sand control. 4. Well interventions. 5. Tubing performance and sizing. 6. Artificial lift. 7. Production chemistry. 8. Material selection. 9. Tubing stress analysis. 10. Completion components11. Installing the completion. 12. Non conventional wells. References. Index.