Kamel Ben Naceur, Chairman of DAMORPHE at IPTC 2022
Kamel Ben Naceur, Chairman of DAMORPHE is speaking at The International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) 2022, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Technical Session: 036 Hydraulic Fracturing and Diagnostics for Unconventionals
Paper # 22221: Introduction of Clear Shaped Charges to Saudi Carbonate Stimulation: Improved Reservoir Conductivity Through Debris Free Perforation Tunnel Leading to Enhanced Production
Date & Time: February 22, 2022; 12:00 – 12:30
Location: Meeting Room 4; Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre
Abstract: A large, equal entry-hole combined with a debris free, clean, perforating-tunnel allows reduced fluid friction during production, as such, better reservoir connectivity leading to enhanced production. Smaller charges, for example, a 0.32-inch RDX shaped charge with a ~21-gram copper-lead liner, engineered for frequently RIH 3 1/8-inch gun can produce, at max, a 0.36-inch entry-hole. While a uniform entry-hole allows unrestricted production with minimal backpressure, a larger perforation provides enhanced production and improved recovery.
We have now bridged this technology gap by designing a novel shape charge with a dissolvable liner, stemming from our patented Bulk Metallic Glass Composites (BMGC) and High Entropy Alloys (HEA). Our novel 0.32-inch dissolvable shaped charge designed for universal 3 1/8-inch guns produces >0.5-inch equal-entry-holes and a debris free perforation-tunnel.