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Soegiyono R.E.,Schlumberger | Guichard A.M.,Schlumberger | El Sonbaty A.,Schlumberger | Dilling L.,Schlumberger | And 6 more authors.
North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition 2010, NATC 2010 - Energy Management in a Challenging Economy | Year: 2010

Intelligent artificial lift technology is increasingly being used in Belayim Marine Field to enhance the value of maturing assets and new development wells. Wells equipped with electric submersible pumps (ESPs) are particularly suited to this blend of old and new. For years, the performance of ESPs has been monitored and controlled from the surface to prevent early pump failure by adjusting the frequency of the signal sent to the pump's variable speed drive (VSD) motor controller. This adjustment has also been used to avoid under-loading an ESP and increase production volume. To find this optimal operating range, real-time data and modeling are used to design the pump to fit the specific requirement of each well. Most recently, Belayim Petroleum has taken the concept a step further by deploying intelligent artificial lift in combination with stimulation technology aimed at reservoir management to help restore production from the 113-M-97-H well in Belayim Marine field, which is located in the central part of the Gulf of Suez, along the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. This new development well was drilled horizontally with maximum angle of 88°, and a 211 m. horizontal open-hole section was completed with 3.5-in. excluder screens. The well once achieved 22-hour good recovery at 550 BOPD. Then the production declined and the well was shut in due to low amperage, followed by no recovery caused by severe loss of circulation, which created a filter cake plugging the near wellbore pores. Complex stimulation treatment and flow, and well geometry and completion, as well as the offshore environment have complicated workover operations on this depleted reservoir and unproductive well issues. With intelligent ESP, a cost-effective stimulation was successfully deployed and enabled to evaluate production streaming data, such as pump intake pressure and temperature during the treatment across the horizontal section. Already equipped with in-well electric power cables, protectors, and multi-sensors, as well as a power controller VSD at the surface, this intelligent ESP system also enabled clean-out process at different production rates. Once clean reservoir fluids were observed during the flowing period, the ESP was stopped for a pressure build-up. A post-stimulation well test was performed to evaluate the treatment's effectiveness before running the new completion, hence minimizing intervention time to restore production promptly, reducing rig time, and achieving optimum completion design for long-term productivity of the well. Copyright 2010, Society of Petroleum Engineers.


Matresu J.,ENI S.p.A | Talaat A.,Belayim Petroleum Company Petrobel | El Belasy A.M.,Belayim Petroleum Company Petrobel | El-Meadawy M.,Belayim Petroleum Company Petrobel
Society of Petroleum Engineers - North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition 2013, NATC 2013 | Year: 2013

This paper discusses the exploration potential of extensional structures in pre-Messinian formations in central Nile Delta Basin. The study aims at detailed description of extensional events and discusses the exploration potential of specific structures generated. Particularly, structural elements of pre-Messianian sequences were partially deciphered in the past, due to quality of seismic data and spare and scarce wells drilled to these levels. The newly acquired high quality 3D seismic data has been able to improve the image underneath the pre-Messinian. This has resulted in the understanding of tectonic activity, faults system and structures developed. Two extensional events characterize the tectonic activity in the Late Oligocene through Messinian. First extensional event is related to onset of Gulf of Suez rifting and generate a W-E system of basement involved faults and reactivation of syn-rift hinge zone. Related structures of this extensional phase are represented by growth anticline, drag folds and rotated blocks. The second extensional tectonic event occurred in Tortonian. The structural style corresponds to tilted and eroded fault blocks dipping to north and being aligned in a north-south direction corresponding to the main normal faults trend. This study of the pre-Messinian extensional structures described here will have a direct impact on the exploration activities design, several important prospects being delineating among the structures developed during both extensional phases. Copyright 2013, Society of Petroleum Engineers.


El Gogary A.F.,Belayim Petroleum Company Petrobel | El-Masry H.H.,Belayim Petroleum Company Petrobel | Kortam M.M.,Belayim Petroleum Company Petrobel | El-Rayek H.R.,Belayim Petroleum Company Petrobel
Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition 2015, NATC 2015 | Year: 2015

Horizontal and highly deviated wells are increasingly being used in oilfield developments worldwide. Large-bore horizontal wells can deliver significantly higher oil production rates than conventional completions, reducing field development costs by allowing reserves to be targeted with fewer wells Rudies formation in Belayim Land field is a bottom water-drive reservoir with a strong supporting aquifer. it is characterized by its great isotropy and heterogeneity where based on the analysis of SCAL data, it was found that the vertical permeability is nearly equal to horizontal permeability raising the problem of water coning(cresting), earlier water breakthrough situation and masking the oil production by water due to the great difference in mobility Based on calculation of the critical coning production rates and water control plots it was concluded that the horizontal wells drilled in Rudies formation which are produced with high production rates suffered from extreme water coning problems that raised the necessity for water shutoff procedure to be considered Field cases presented on this paper explain applications of internal casing packer and blank tubing as a tail pipe in accompanied with downgrading the production rates from horizontal wells for the purpose of zonal water control in the uppermost section of open hole and slotted liner completed horizontal wells in Petrobel Included in this paper are two different field cases for uncemented water shutoff in horizontal wells that succeeded in decreasing the water cut in the wells from the range of (90-95 %) to the range of (10-30%) implementing a huge increase in the gained net oil towards achieving the maximum recovery. Technical data including well configuration, production performance and casing string are included in the paper. Field operations and lesson learned from each application are also presentedinthispaper. Copyright © 2015 Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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