Numerical evaluation of gravel-pack damage

Nobuo Morita*

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    Oil industry statistics show that gravel-packed wells, in hydrocarbon production for more than a year from formations with permeability greater than 500 md, exhibit an average skin excess of 20. This paper utilizes laboratory and field data to investigate causes of high skin value. A finite element transient nondarcy model, simulating gravel-packed wells, was used to investigate the damage.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProduction Operations Symposium
    Place of PublicationRichardson, TX, United States
    PublisherPubl by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    EventProceedings of the Production Operations Symposium - Oklahoma City, OK, USA
    Duration: 1993 Mar 211993 Mar 23


    OtherProceedings of the Production Operations Symposium
    CityOklahoma City, OK, USA

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering


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