We are also proud to announce that Dmitriy Kotov, Project Director of SCL, has become a co-author of an article entitled “The Effect of the Operation of Downhole Equipment on Corrosive Wear Processes” (by the Inflow Control Devices of Nozzle Type Example). This article presents a series of studies conducted to assess the influence of the hydrodynamic characteristics of the fluid flow, which vary depending on the operating modes of the nozzle-type inflow control device, on corrosion processes in the well. It was revealed that the level of wall shear stress (WSS) of the base pipe, immediately after the flow control device in the direction of fluid flow, affects the intensification of corrosion processes in downhole equipment. As a result of research, the mechanism of corrosion wear of the base pipe was revealed using a dynamic autoclave and elements of mathematical modeling.
The article is available at the following link
Keywords: CO2 corrosion; erosion; rotating cage autoclave (RCA); nozzle; inflow control device (ICD); wall shear stress; well completion design.