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Analysis of the Microstructure of a Failed Cement Sheath Subjected to Complex Temperature and Pressure Conditions

Zhiqiang Wu1,2, Yi Wu2, Renjun Xie2, Jin Yang1, Shujie Liu3, Qiao Deng4,*

1 China University of Petroleum, Beijing, 102249, China
2 CNOOC Research Institute, Beijing, 100027, China
3Zhanjiang Branch, CNOOC Energy Technology & Services Limited, Zhanjiang, 524057, China
4 Yangtze University, Wuhan, 430100, China

* Corresponding Author: Qiao Deng. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Meshless, Mesh-Based and Mesh-Reduction Methods Based Analysis of Fluid Flow in Porous Media)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2023, 19(2), 399-406. https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2022.020402

Abstract

One of the main obstacles hindering the exploitation of high-temperature and high-pressure oil and gas is the sealing integrity of the cement sheath. Analyzing the microstructure of the cement sheath is therefore an important task. In this study, the microstructure of the cement sheath is determined using a CT scanner under different temperature and pressure conditions. The results suggest that the major cause of micro-cracks in the cement is the increase in the casing pressure. When the micro-cracks accumulate to a certain extent, the overall structure of the cement sheath is weakened, resulting in gas channeling, which poses a direct threat to the safe production of oil and gas. A change in the casing temperature has a limited effect on the microstructure of the cement sheath.

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Wu, Z., Wu, Y., Xie, R., Yang, J., Liu, S. et al. (2023). Analysis of the Microstructure of a Failed Cement Sheath Subjected to Complex Temperature and Pressure Conditions. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 19(2), 399–406. https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2022.020402



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