Modern Production - Advances in Inflow Control Devices Technology

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The industry has faced some rapid advances in open-hole completions in recent years, mainly in horizontal wells. Among these innovations Inflow Control Devices (ICDs) have become established as frequently applied technology in field developments. ICDs are frequently deployed in long horizontal wells. They are particularly useful in heterogeneous reservoirs to mitigate the potential early water and/or gas breakthrough.


The presentation provides an overview of the development of ICD over the past decade and concentrates on the newest advances in this technology. Physical phenomena in horizontal wells are discussed, which led to the introduction of ICDs. Further, the types of available ICDs are presented including the typical completion accessories. Details of design criteria and practical applications rules are provided and selection criteria illustrated. The usage of ICDs in sandstone versus carbonates reservoir, producers and injectors is discussed along with remedial, multi-laterals and steam assisted gravity drainage applications.

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Lukasz Ostrowski graduated cum laude from University of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, Poland, MSc Petroleum Engineering. He holds a PhD in Gas Reservoir Engineering. He is an Honorary Professor at Technical University Clausthal in Germany and Visiting Professor at University of Mining and Metallurgy in KraKow, Poland. Lukasz started his career with Preussag Germany and spent over 10 years in consulting before joining Baker Hughes in 1997 as Testing Services Manager for the Eastern Hemisphere. He has held various management roles in Completions and Reservoir Engineering and was the West Siberia Operations Manager from 2008 through 2009. His current position is Director of Business Development for Russia-Caspian Region of Baker Hughes.

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