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TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Assessment of Down-Hole Water Sink Technology for Controlling Water Inflow at Petroleum Wells

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Andrew K. Wojtanowicz, Miguel Armenta

Louisiana State University, CEBA Building, Room 3526, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(4), 334-341 (Dec 21, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1831282 History: Received July 30, 2004; Revised October 18, 2004; Online December 21, 2004
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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DWS water drainage-injection
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DWS water drainage-production
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Transition zone enlargement around conventional wells 13
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Transition zone enlargement around DWS wells 13
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IPR-based analysis for the top completion in a DWS well 14
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DWS application for a well in La Victoria field, Venezuela
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Top completion performance for DWS application in a well in Barinas, Venezuela 17
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DWS in horizontal wells: tail pipe water sink (TWS) 19
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DWS in horizontal wells: Bi-lateral water sink (BWS) 19
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DWS with dual gas lift wells
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Example case design for DWS with dual gas lift wells 20
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DWS configuration for gas wells including dual completion with gravity gas/water separation 22
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Gas recovery with conventional, DWS, and DGWS wells 22
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Flowing bottomhole pressure history at the top, and bottom completion. Permeability is 1 md. Subnormal reservoir pressure (1500 psia) 23.

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