International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Intelligent well Technology- Dealing with Gas Coning Problems in Production wells
Kwame Sarkodie, S.A. Afari, W.N. Aggrey

This project made use of a reservoir simulator to model an Intelligent Well (IW)) to deal with gas coning problem by placing Inflow Control Valves (ICV) at some particular segments based on gas-oil ratio of the segments in the well to monitor and control fluid flow. The application of two (2) optimized reactive control strategy (RCS) in dealing with the gas coning problem was studied. It was found out that IWT can deal with gas coning problems by delaying gas encroachment, improved oil production efficiency and thus providing better returns on investment in most reservoir conditions. The effect of IWT on a tight reservoir case for horizontal well type proved insignificant in terms of productivity and profitability and as such application of IWT could be ignored but in the case of multilateral well with longer well length, the effect is felt.

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