Intelligent-well completions in Agbami: Value added and execution performance
JPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology
SPE, Chevron Nigeria, Nigeria
Use of intelligent-well-completion (IWC) technology has grown, even with perceived risks associated with installation and longevity of the systems. In the Agbami field, offshore Nigeria, for which 80% of the development wells are planned with IWC installations, understanding these risks was key in justifying IWCs. The methodology used to quantify the realizable value from zonal control and data acquisition and a review of the execution performance for the initial IWC wells are presented. © 2003 - 2009 Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Development wells; Execution performance; Intelligent well completion; Nigeria; Perceived risk; Value added; Zonal control; Installation; Oil well completion; Wells