"Bulletin of the Association of Drilling Contractors" №3, 2019

PROBLEMS OF IMPROVING THE IMPERMEABILITY OF WELLS IN AN UNDERGROUND HELIUM-ENRICHED NATURAL GAS STORAGE AT THE CHAYANDINSKY OIL, GAS AND CONDENSATE FIELD

Myazin O.G. – degree-seeking student of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University), Deputy General Director for Drilling, Gazprom Geologorazvedka LLC, lihushin@list.ru
Likhushin A.M. – Doctor of Technical Sciences, Chief Researcher, Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC, lihushin@list.ru
Kovalevskaya O.A. – Leading Engineer, Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC, lihushin@list.ru
Oganov A.S. – Doctor of Technical Science, Professor, Head of the Department of Drilling Oil and Gas Wells, National University of Oil and Gas «Gubkin University»,
bur220@gubkin.ru



Key words
: well construction, underground gas storage, natural gas enriched with helium, special packer fluid.

Ensuring the impermeability of gas and gas condensate wells in various climatic, geological and technical conditions is the most important task in the development of fields. In the construction of wells for the arrangement of underground storage of natural gas, this problem is of particular importance. Due to the fact that the gas from the Chayandinskoye oil, gas and condensate field, which contains a significant amount of helium in its component composition, will be pumped into underground gas storage, additional requirements will be imposed on the impermeability of the wells. The article presents technical and technological solutions to improve impermeability and durability of wells, including through the use of special designs of wells, the method of their completion with the possibility of formulating a hydraulic seal over the productive formation.
Formulated additional requirements for design of wells for the storage of natural gas enriched with helium. It has been shown that welded tubing pipes with an inter-column arrangement of the packer device should be used as a tubing string.
According to the results of the research the parameters of the hydraulic seal and packer liquids which can ensure reliability and environmental safety during well operation were determined. The use of special fluids based on polyatomic alcohols, for example, glycerin and its aqueous solutions, as packer fluid in the corresponding conditions is proposed













 

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