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Here are 50 Ways to Use STABView
 
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Drilling
  1. Optimize your well casing program.
  2. Select optimal drilling and completion fluids.
  3. Optimize mud chemistry to inhibit clay swelling.
  4. Avoid stuck pipe or coiled tubing.
  5. Reduce reaming and cleaning time.
  6. Avoid drillstring fatigue and failure.
  7. Reduce the risk of lost circulation.
  8. Improve directional control.
  9. Evaluate candidates for underbalanced and managed pressure drilling.
  10. Model hydraulics with realistic enlarged hole sizes.
  11. Interpret formation leak-off and in-situ stress tests.
  12. Predict borehole deformations or squeezing behavior.
  13. Predict borehole enlargement in permafrost zones.
 
Well Control
  1. Assess near-wellbore stress and pore pressure conditions.
  2. Evaluate hydraulic fracturing options to intersect a flowing well.
 
Formation Evaluation
  1. Avoid stuck or damaged DST and logging tools.
  2. Avoid log interpretation problems due to hole ellipticity.
  3. Avoid logging limitations in OBMs.
  4. Back-analyze in-situ stresses and pore pressures.
  5. Evaluate the most permeable natural fracture sets.

Completions
  1. Determine well candidates for barefoot completions.
  2. Reduce the need for cased and perforated completions.
  3. Evaluate expandable sand screen candidates.
  4. Avoid poor cement integrity.
  5. Eliminate the risk of fracturing away cement.
  6. Optimize your perforating program.
  7. Increase perforation penetration.
  8. Eliminate unnecessary sand control.
  9. Evaluate the need for a gravel pack in weak sandstone.
  10. Evaluate casing deformations or failures due to formation shearing.
  11. Design cavity completions for coalbed methane wells.
     

Stimulations
  1. Determine the maximum injection pressure for matrix stimulation.
  2. Evaluate the effects of hole trajectory on induced fractures.
  3. Assess the potential for linking up induced hydraulic fractures.
  4. Estimate the pressure required to re-open or cause slip on natural fractures and faults.
 
Production
  1. Reduce undesirable sand production.
  2. Avoid openhole collapse under drawdown conditions.
  3. Optimize drawdown to avoid sand production from perforations.
  4. Reduce wellbore skin due to unnecessary sand control.
  5. Assess the loading on a liner due to sand deformations.
  6. Evaluate the risk of mechanical formation damage.
  7. Design to purposely collapse the formation and pack it around liners or screens.
  8. Optimize the performance of gas storage wells by reducing mechanical skin.
  9. Design for sand production in heavy oil reservoirs (CHOPS).
  10. Reduce water production from induced hydraulic fractures.
  11. Calculate the maximum waterflood injection pressure to avoid fracturing.
  12. Assess thermally-induced fracturing during waterflooding.
 
New and Novel Applications
  1. Design wells for greenhouse gas sequestration.
  2. Optimize horizontal directional drilling for pipelines.
  3. Evaluate slurry and solid waste injection options.

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