Shawn Dawsey, Downhole Diagnostic
Data from fluid level shots can be very valuable in optimizing the chemical treatment program. For example, selecting continuous treatment vs truck treatment, adjusting flush volumes on truck treated wells, ensuring slip-streams are open and adequately slipping, or raising the SN depth on wells that cannot be pumped down. Just because chemical is being introduced into the backside does not mean it is effectively getting downhole, or getting downhole at all. This is especially true with flumping wells that are particularly hard to treat without a cap-string (although operators often apply cookie-cutter treatments for the whole field without taking individual well differences into account). Different methods of introducing chemical into the well and ways to overcome chemical treating challenges will be discussed and tied into how data from fluid level shots can help guide better decision making.