Analysis of Water Cresting in HorizontaI Wells

INTRODUCTION

Excessive water production as result of coning and cresting has been a serious problem in the oil and gas industry. Coning or cresting are used to describe the mechanism underlying the upward movement of water and/or the downward movement of gas into the perforations of a producing well. 

Efforts have been directed at understanding the mechanism of water coning/cresting in vertical and horizontal wells. These efforts have led to the development of correlations for estimating critical oil rate to avoid water coning/cresting, the time to water breakthrough at production rates above the critical rates, and prediction of water cut behaviour after breakthrough. 

The works on coning/cresting problems can be divided into two main groups: steady-state and transient solutions. The first group determines critical rate and the latter correlations for breakthrough time and post-breakthrough behaviour.

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APA

and, O (2021). Analysis of Water Cresting in HorizontaI Wells. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-water-cresting-in-horizontai-wells

MLA 8th

And, Okwananke "Analysis of Water Cresting in HorizontaI Wells" Afribary. Afribary, 11 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-water-cresting-in-horizontai-wells. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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And, Okwananke . "Analysis of Water Cresting in HorizontaI Wells". Afribary, Afribary, 11 May. 2021. Web. 20 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-water-cresting-in-horizontai-wells >.

Chicago

And, Okwananke . "Analysis of Water Cresting in HorizontaI Wells" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-water-cresting-in-horizontai-wells