Optimizing horizontal completions with openhole packers ///

Important considerations have been developed to help design horizontal completions under different fluid properties, reservoir uncertainties and optimum operational considerations, allowing for equalization of flow along the entire length of the horizontal section. These best practices came from extensive run history and lessons learned. Openhole packers often play the most critical role for a completion’s success. The availability of a wide range of new zonal isolation tools makes it easier to obtain the best, most cost-effective solution for each application.

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