Geofluids

Near Wellbore Fluid Flow


Publishing date
01 Jun 2019
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
25 Jan 2019

Lead Editor

1Department of Hydraulic Engineering Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2Tongji University, Shanghai, China

3Monash University, Clayton, Australia

4University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

5Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

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Near Wellbore Fluid Flow

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Injecting fluid into or pumping fluid out of a wellbore plays a critical role in extracting subsurface energy resources, such as geothermal energy, conventional and unconventional gas, and oil. Maintaining well integrity throughout the whole life cycle of the well from construction to abandonment is a significant issue facing the oil and gas industry. According to statistics, well integrity issues, including borehole breakdown, breakout (collapse), blowout, drilling fluid loss, and well delamination, cost the industry billions of US dollars annually and pose a great risk to the environment and the health of operation workers. An improvement of engineering practices for such a complex system will only come from a better understanding of the mechanism of the different hazards associated with fluid flow and rock deformation during drilling or production of the well.

The fluid flow and its interaction with solid deformation in a wellbore/reservoir system are complex, involving multiphysics (mechanical, thermal, hydro, chemical, etc.), multiphase (gas, solid, and liquid), and multiscale (nano to macro and seconds to year) processes. Phase change (e.g., solid to gas from gas hydrate dissociation), rock damage, or crack propagation resulting from enhancing fluid pressure can further complicate this problem. As there are many factors affecting the fluid flow and mass transfer in the wellbore and formation, the mechanisms behind well integrity are still not completely understood and require further investigation. Hence, proper measure can be taken to prevent the potential hazards during drilling and production. In addition, efficient and effective drilling and completion technologies, such as high pressure water jet and directional drilling, and hydraulic fracturing technology are encouraged to be further explored for a safer and more environment-friendly oil and gas development.

This special issue will collect high-quality original research articles and review papers reflecting the advances in the research on fluid flow and its application in a wellbore/reservoir system and related integrity. They could be based on analytical, numerical studies as well as laboratory experiments. Case studies from practice are also welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Properties of drilling fluids
  • Fluid flow and mass transfer in a wellbore/reservoir system
  • Fluid-induced wellbore stability and integrity problems
  • Mechanism and control of fluid loss during drilling
  • Fluid circulation system
  • Slurry penetration during well cementing
  • Fluid flow and fracture mechanics near wellbores
  • Geothermal energy development and production
  • Phase change related fluid flow, such as natural gas hydrate production
  • Application of fluid flow to field measurements, such as prediction of permeability and in situ stresses

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4923173
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Injected Fluids on Microscopic Pore Structures in the Intersalt Dolomitic Shale Oil Reservoirs

Tong Zhou | Wei Yan | ... | Jun Niu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6328909
  • - Research Article

A Research on the Effect of Heterogeneities on Sandstone Matrix Acidizing Performance

Jianye Mou | Lei Wang | ... | Boyang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7405702
  • - Research Article

Study on the Effect of the Oil-Water Ratio on the Rheological Properties of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC)

Xiaoming Su | Zhanghua Lian | Yuan Yuan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2672695
  • - Research Article

Damage Mechanism of Oil-Based Drilling Fluid Flow in Seepage Channels for Fractured Tight Sandstone Gas Reservoirs

Peng Xu | Mingbiao Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3456307
  • - Research Article

Study on Preliminarily Estimating Performance of Elementary Deep Underground Engineering Structures in Future Large-Scale Heat Mining Projects

Min Tang | Hong Li | Chun’an Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1853274
  • - Research Article

Numerical Simulation of the Influence of Geological CO2 Storage on the Hydrodynamic Field of a Reservoir

Zhaoxu Mi | Fugang Wang | ... | Hailong Tian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5061216
  • - Research Article

Effects of Fine-Grained Particles’ Migration and Clogging in Porous Media on Gas Production from Hydrate-Bearing Sediments

Jongwon Jung | Hongsig Kang | ... | Joo Yong Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1315451
  • - Research Article

Pore Pressure Disturbance Induced by Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas: Modelling and Field Application

Yijin Zeng | Zizhen Wang | ... | Feng Niu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5316149
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study on the Brittle-Ductile Response of a Heterogeneous Soft Coal Rock Mass under Multifactor Coupling

Weijian Yu | Genshui Wu | ... | Ping Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3161852
  • - Research Article

Study of the Fracture Law of Overlying Strata under Water Based on the Flow-Stress-Damage Model

Zhijie Wen | Suolin Jing | ... | Yujun Zuo
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