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  • Active control is a key factor in intelligent well completions

    Jesus Contreras and Fernando Kirnbauer

    Intelligent Well System (IWS) completions provide absolute control over reservoir exploitation. The four most important reasons to install an IWS completion are to maximize final recovery of reserves, accelerate/optimize production, reduce intervention operations and minimize environmental impact. The key factor in maximizing final recovery with an IWS completion is to provide the capability of modifying the production or injection conditions of the well according to the depletion process of the reservoirs or as the result of changing operational conditions. This is active control. The purpose of this control concept is to provide maximum capability to adapt to the variable conditions of the reservoir. There are two control levels: on-off and adjustable (choking capability).

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