Patent Number: 7,753,128

Title: Method and system for well production

Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for preparing a wellbore for production or injection. The methods may include the steps of positioning a completion longer than 300m comprising an inflow control device (ICD) having radial flow paths in the wellbore adjacent to a filtercake and determining the pressure required to lift the filtercake off of the wellbore. The radial flow paths of the ICD are designed such that when the filtercake adjacent to a downstream portion of the ICD completion is removed, the pressure drop across the first downstream part of the ICD completion is sufficient to maintain a drawdown pressure high enough such that the second upstream filtercake is also removed.

Inventors: Moen; Terje (Sandnes, NO)

Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

International Classification: E21B 37/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-07-13 0:00:00