Stability Analysis of Radial Jet Drilling in Chalk Reservoirs

M. K. Medetbekova, S. Salimzadeh, H. F. Christensen, H. M. Nick

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Abstract

In this work, the stability of radial jet drilled (RJD) laterals in both injection and production wells are studied. Thermo-elastoplastic and poro-elastoplastic finite element models are developed in a robust software (ABAQUS) and used to simulate the injector and producer laterals. Several cases with varying in situ stresses are considered. The temperature and pressure gradients of 60°C and 10 MPa are applied. The simulation results show that both hydraulic and thermal stresses can affect the stability of a lateral by increasing the plastic region near the lateral. The thermal effect increases the plastic region around the producer, while the hydraulic effect increases the plastic region and its magnitude at the producer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoromechanics 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1842-1849
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784480779
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Poromechanics 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201713 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Poromechanics 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period9/07/1713/07/17

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