Adaptation of the technology for bottom-hole zones treatment under conditions of scaling at the Sorovskoye field

UDK: 622.276.63
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2019-11-124-129
Key words: scale, bottom-hole treatment, acid treatment, core flow tests, acid composition
Authors: A.E. Folomeev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), I.S. Davidenko (Sorovskneft LLC, RF, Tyumen), S.A. Vakhrushev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), F.K. Mingalishev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.R. Sharifullin (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), R.A. Faizov (Bashneft-Dobycha LLC, RF, Ufa), R.K. Razyapov (Sorovskneft LLC, RF, Tyumen)

The article presents the results of laboratory study, coreflow tests, modeling and practical approach of acid treatment applied to remove scales from oil producing wells in sandstone reservoir. The fact of scaling from produced water was determined with using of core tests. Ways to estimate the amount of calcium carbonate scales in near-wellbore region using Oddo – Thomson’s method and coreflow tests were considered. Optimal hydrochloric acid and modification reagent concentrations for Sorovskoye field formation were chosen during laboratory study. Chemical compatibility of chosen acid compositions with the formation water and oil were tested. The results of coreflow tests with using different technological solutions (various acid compositions and mutual solvent as a preflush) were demonstrated. Approach to treatment modeling to remove calcium carbonate scales from near wellbore zone of oil producing wells in a sandstone reservoir was described. It consists of three calculation stages: calcium carbonate scale quantity, acid composition volume and technological efficiency of acid treatment. Acidizing calculation template with optimal treatment design function (type, concentration, volume of acid and estimated production rate after ramp up) was developed. The results of field tests with using treatment modeling have been demonstrated. Comparison of the field tests results and calculated production rate was given.


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