December 2018

Location: Kurdistan Regional Governate, Iraq . Sulaymaniyah, Kifri / Kalar. September 2013 to March 2014.
Required to build a non formation damaging completion fluid to 2.41 SG (20.1 ppg) in order to test and put into production a high volume, high pressure oil well.
Hasira 1. This well was drilled to depth and tested. Following perforation the well was unable to be controlled at 2.11 SG (19 ppg) and was killed using a cement plug. The cement plug was drilled out and the well displaced to a novel drilling fluid purpose built for this job. Due to the location in Iraq and the local environmental laws it was not possible to use a high density clear brine. The option was to build a heavy fluid from trucked in material. This is an industry first at this density and this presentation shows the processes required.

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