Novel technique used to manage water encroachment in wells requiring gravel packing in Colombia’s Ocelote field ///

Ocelote field in the Llanos foreland basin is Colombia’s most prolific hydrocarbon basin. A wildcat well in the field confirmed a monocline structure oriented in a northeast/southwest direction, developed in the footwall of the normal antithetic Guarrojo fault. The main production interval is the Carbonera C7 formation, which produces 24° API oil. The formation has been interpreted initially as fluvial channel deposits associated with a broad shaly floodplain and highly unconsolidated sandstone.

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