Chapter 11

Completion, Workover, Packer, and Reservoir Drilling Fluids


In Chapter 2, Introduction to Completion Fluids, the functions and composition of completion fluids, primarily brine waters, and additives, were covered. This chapter covers the operational aspects of various types of completion fluids. The first part is an explanation of formation damage from the drilling operation and the relative nature of cost versus value in drilling and completion fluids operations. The aspects of fluid selection are covered based on type of completion, primary verses workover, and remedial operations.


Formation damage; skin effect; workover; gravel pack; packer fluids; reservoir drill-in fluids; RDF; DIF; formate brines


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