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Filtration and rheological characteristics of low-permeability reservoir rocks when modeling directional unloading method

V. I. Karev, Yu. F. Kovalenko, V. V. Khimulia

Memoirs of the Faculty of Physics 2021. N 2.

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This work is devoted to the study of rheological, deformation and filtration properties of low-permeability rocks of Achimov deposits of the Urengoy gas condensate field using the directional unloading method. As part of the study, physical modeling of the real stresses in the vicinity of the well was carried out when implementing the directional unloading method. Experiments were conducted by using the unique facility, Triaxial Independent Load Test System of the Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Modeling was carried out for two types of bottomhole design: an open hole and a perforation tip in a cased hole. The dependence of the filtration properties of rocks on the type of stress-strain state is shown; conclusions are drawn about the nature of creep. The values of pressure drawdown, which leads to an increase in the permeability, are determined. The results obtained indicate that the directional unloading method can be successfully applied to wells drilled in the Achimov deposits.

Received: 2021 January 13
Approved: 2021 April 13
91.60.-x Physical properties of rocks and minerals
91.60.Dc Plasticity, diffusion, and creep
91.60.Ba Elasticity, fracture, and flow
91.65.My Fluid flow
V. I. Karev, Yu. F. Kovalenko, V. V. Khimulia
$^1$Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics RAS
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