Water Shutoff With a Thixotropic Treatment in Offshore Well Increases Gas Production
This paper describes a customized solution using a thixotropic organically crosslinked polymer as a treatment design for a subhydrostatic and highly aromatic offshore gas well.
An offshore operator in Vietnam faced high water production in a subhydrostatic and highly aromatic gas well. In addition to low productivity, the high water cut also strained the water-treatment facility. Previous treatment attempts to shut off the high-water-producing zones have been unsuccessful because of challenging well conditions. A customized solution using a thixotropic organically crosslinked polymer (TOCP) with extensive laboratory testing was found to be the most suitable treatment design for this well.