Water Shut Off Application in UK North Sea

Well Intervention with Wel-lok™ WSO

Statistics

Location:
United Kingdom
Environment:
Offshore
Deviation:
64º
Depth:
8636'
Downhole Pressure:
3300psi
Temperature:
93ºC
Setting ID:
3.920"
Restriction:
3.033"
Sealing ID:
6.000"

Identification of problem

A client encountered a well that was producing 100% water from the lower zone of a well. This resulted in the well being shut in and yielding no production.

Issues to overcome

Isolation was required through a blank section of 4” pipe out to 7” casing with only fluid in the annulus. The tool had to pass through a 3.033” restriction in the tubing and be set at an angle of 70°. The tubing restriction limited the amount of alloy that could be deployed to create a plug as well as the amount of thermite that could be used to melt the alloy.

Application

A Wel-lok™ WSO was set inside the 4” blank pipe to isolate the well out to the 7” casing.

Outcomes/Conclusion

The WSO was successfully set as planned. Due to complications in turning the well back on production, results of the plug’s effectiveness were inconclusive.

About the application

The Wel-lok™ WSO (Water Shut Off) has been specifically developed to reduce unwanted water production from wells with sand screen and open hole gravel pack completions (OHGP). Unlike any other solution on the market, the Wel-lok™ WSO tool seals the annulus and the wellbore in one operation without the need to perforate the sandscreen or squeeze the alloy into the open hole annulus. The melted alloy fills inside the completion and in the annulus to form a metal to metal sealing solution that is seamless, significantly reducing unwanted water production.

Water Shut Off - BiSN
Water Shut Off - BiSN
Water Shut Off - BiSN
Water Shut Off - BiSN

How it works…

The Wel-lok™ WSO (Water Shut Off) has been specifically developed to reduce unwanted water production from wells with sand screen and open hole gravel pack completions (OHGP).

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