Method of permafrost rock bedding delimitation

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: invention refers to gas and oil industry and can be used, in particular, to select technology of well building and construction, as well as to monitor technical condition thereof inside permafrost rocks (PFR) and in permafrost zone. According to proposed method, a well is drilled, temperature is measured in depth of a well and then geothermic gradient is defined. On the basis of the results of these measurements, lower boundary depth of PFR ground bed is defined. For this purpose, before temperature in well depth is measured, a casing string (CS) is let down in a well along its sidewall and cemented. After cementing of CS is completed, measurements of temperature inside a well are carried out in the process of cement setting during thermal recovery. The results of temperature measurements are used to plot temperature curve of a well depending on the depth of a well. According to the depressed temperature level of the temperature curve, upper zone of PFR mass bedding inside it and lower zone under it are indicated. Lower zone is the zone of thawed, cooled and/or waterflooded rocks with higher temperature level when the average temperature gradient does not exceed 0.02-0.05°C/m. Between them, an intermediate transition "step" zone is indicated. This is a zone with rapid increase in temperature and high value of temperature gradient (G = 0.06-0.45°C/m and higher). According to the temperature curve and indicated connection point of the "step", which is an intermediate, high-gradient temperature zone with lower thawed, cooled and/or waterflooded zone, the depth of PFR mass bedding is defined. Inside PFR mass, separate local zones of thawed rocks with higher temperature level, frozen zones with depressed temperature level and intermediate high-gradient temperature zones lying between them are indicated simultaneously. According to junction points of intermediate zones and thawed zones, the boundaries between thawed and frozen zones located inside PFR mass are defined. In this case, temperature measurements inside a well are made using a highly sensitive thermometer with intervals of temperature measurement in depth of not more than 0.1-0.2 m.

EFFECT: more accurate definition of bottom depth of permafrost rock mass.

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The invention relates to gas and oil industries and can be used, in particular, for the choice of construction technology and designs as well as in the control of their technical condition in permafrost (MMP), in permafrost.

In the process of construction and operation of wells in the areas of MLM you need to improve the quality of construction and reliability of operation, which involves taking into account the depth of the sole MMP influencing the choice of the construction of wells (depths to run casing - direction, the conductor, the insulation structure), to conduct monitoring of their technical condition in permafrost.

There are different methods and ways of defining the boundary of occurrence of a sole MMP using standard data logging (gradient-probe potential-probe), thermometry, acoustic method for detecting boundaries of the occurrence of permafrost (see, for example, Ermilov O.M., Degtyarev BV, Kurchikov, A.R., Construction and operation of gas wells in the Far North: thermal and geochemical aspects. Novosibirsk, 2003, SB RAS, 223 S. and Bulls IU, Dmitriev E Drilling of water wells in the Northern areas. Leningrad, Nedra, 1981, 128 S.).

However, these methods do not provide sufficient accuracy in determining the boundaries of the occurrence of frozen and thawed rocks and is Oswy MMP, because of the conditions of measurement, with insufficient accuracy of the equipment used, for example, thermometric equipment and underdevelopment of the methods used for selection in the context of thawed and frozen soils and the soles of MMP, including geophysical methods without special data thermometry and standard logging.

Closest to the invention to the technical essence and the achieved result is a way of defining the boundaries of the occurrence of permafrost, which consists in the fact that the drill hole, measured geothermal gradient and the results of measurements determine the depth of the lower boundary of occurrence of MMP (see patent RU No. 2125149, CL EV 36/00, 20.01.1999).

This method of defining the boundary of occurrence of MMP assumes that the dimension of the geothermal gradient in the context of the permafrost zone and nistlerooy rocks and logging is carried out in well with the range of 25-50 m and cause the received temperature data in the form of lines on the graph in accordance with geothermal gradients in frozen and non-frozen areas, and on the points of their intersection is judged on the depth of the lower boundary of occurrence of MMP. However, a significant drawback of this method of determining the boundaries of MLM is the fact that the measurements do not take into account the number of terms in the research, namely the Pris shall result in the context of bigradient (relic) frozen zone, the interval of occurrence of relict MMP and specific conditions for the measurement of temperatures in the borehole, namely after a long vistani or after cementing columns and after some time.

In all the frozen area in the context it seems bigradient temperature zone (zero gradient), and non-frozen area with higher value averaged gradient, without considering the intermediate zone, is actually present between the two marked areas when westone, for example, after the cementing of columns, which makes a significant error in the interpretation of the measurement results in the specified way and inaccuracy in determining the depth of the sole MMP.

This method does not allow to allocate a melt zone that can occur in the thickness of the MMP. The increased interval depth, through which the measured temperature, and the omission of precision in the use of thermometric instruments contribute additional uncertainty in the interpretation of the results thermometry.

Task to be solved by the present invention is directed, is to improve the accuracy in determining the depth of frozen and thawed rocks and soles of MMP, including the selection of the boundaries of the occurrence of frozen and thawed rocks and soles MMP.

The technical result achieved from the use of the education of the invention, is the elimination or at least reduction of error in the determination of the depth of the frozen and thawed rocks in the section.

The problem is solved and the technical result is achieved due to the fact that the method of determining the boundaries of the occurrence of permafrost is that the drill hole, measure the temperature at the depth of the well and determine the geothermal gradient, and the results of measurements determine the depth of the lower boundary of occurrence of the soles of permafrost), before measurement of the temperature at the depth of the borehole along its side wall lowered into the well casing and cement, after the cementing of the casing of the borehole temperature measurements in the borehole is carried out in the process of curing of concrete during recovery temperature, and the results of measurements of temperatures used for construction of the temperature curve in the borehole, depending on the depth of the well, wherein the temperature curve low level temperatures it distinguish upper zone of deposition of the strata MMP and under it emit lower zone melted, cooled and/or water formations with higher temperatures, with an average temperature gradient not exceeding 0,02-0,05°s/m and between them produce an intermediate, transition zone - "step" with a dramatic increase in the pace of the atmospheric temperature and the high value of the temperature gradient (G=0.06 to 0.45 in° S/m or more), the temperature curve on the identified connection point "steps" - intermediate high-temperature zones with lower melt, chilled and/or flooded area, determine the depth of the sole thickness MMP, and simultaneously within strata MMP allocate separate (local) zone melt rocks with higher temperatures, frozen areas with low temperatures and intermediate - high temperature zones between them, and the points of intersection of the intermediate zones of melt zones define the boundaries between thawed and frozen zones located inside the thicknesses of the MMP, and the measurements temperatures in the borehole manufactured using a highly sensitive thermometer (HFT) with interval measuring temperatures at a depth of no more than 0.1 to 0.2 m

Measurements of the temperature detection depth soles MMP in the process of hardening of the cement behind the casing is preferably carried out not earlier than 15-30 hours after completion of the cementing of the casing, and when the injection of the cement behind the casing of the last completely cover thickness MMP.

Analysis of the works measured in accordance with the above procedure shows that the singularities of a recovery thermal field after the termination of heat in the effects of measured temperatures after cementing, specifically, after completing the injection of the cement behind the casing, overlapping MMP during the curing of the cement, when the recovery temperature. However, when analyzing the measurements distinguish in addition to frozen and non-frozen - thawed zones intermediate high-temperature zone, which in the interpretation of temperature measurements after completion of the cementing columns improves the accuracy in determining the depth of a sole thickness of MMP. It was found that in the intermediate zone on the "step" there has been a sharp increase in temperature and temperature gradient up to G=0,06-0,45°s/m and more, as well as the heat flux as a result of thawing of MMP on the sole MMP due to the temperature increase caused by the receipt of heat of hydration of cement in his grasp. On the identified connection point "steps" - intermediate (transitional) high gradient (G=0.06 to 0.45 in°s/m and more) temperature zones with lower melt zone at elevated temperatures compared to the frozen area with a lower gradient (no more than G=0,02-0,05°s/m) temperature compared to the intermediate zone, determine the depth of the sole thickness MMP. If thicker MMP melt rocks in her plots in depth with elevated temperatures in the melt, with low temperatures in the frozen rocks and about eroticne zone between them with high temperature gradients and the points of intersection of the intermediate zones of melt zones define the boundaries between thawed and frozen zones, located inside the thicknesses of the MMP.

In the course of the study it was found that the measurements of temperatures in the borehole must be using a highly sensitive thermometry (HFT), i.e. with an accuracy of measurement of temperature in degrees to the second, the third digit after the decimal point and interval measuring temperatures at a depth of no more than 0.1 to 0.2 m

Figure 1 shows the results of measurements of temperature HFT-BCC (assessment of the quality of the cement columns) at well # 1 gas field.

Figure 2 shows the temperature gradient according to the results of measurements of temperatures at well # 1 gas field.

The method is implemented as follows.

In a pre-drilled hole with an interval of 0.1-0.2 m were measured temperatures and determination of the geothermal gradient. The values obtained were processed and deposited on the graph (see figure 1 and 2).

Measurements of temperatures in the borehole No. 1 gas field in the area of MSE are presented in figure 1, was conducted 24 hours after the cementing of the production casing with a diameter of 168 mm Upper zone (position 1) with the MMP is allocated to low temperatures and high amplitudes of their changes in the permafrost zone, as well as sudden changes in temperature gradients (see figure 2) with high absolute values of the gradients to a depth of 450 m depth the ins 430 m and to a depth of 450 m there has been a sharp increase in temperature (position 2 in figure 1) and a high temperature gradient (see 2). This zone (position 2 in figure 1 and 2) is marked as intermediate, and the upper point (position 4) at a depth of 450 m determines the depth of the NPMoccurrence soles MMP, below which lie thawed, chilled, low-temperature rocks (lower area - position 3). At well # 1 (see figure 2) is observed in the depth interval 430-450 m in the intermediate zone of sharp growth and large values of the gradient "G" temperature (0,06-0,45°s/m), and deeper below the soles of MMP, there is a decrease in gradient "G" up to 0.02-0.05°s/m and its stabilization in the range of these values with the approach to stationary values of the deep temperature gradient during the stabilization of thermal field. At the top of the frozen zone in the case of relic MMP adjacent to the intermediate zone, the temperature gradients is zero or close to zero. When conducting measurements were used highly sensitive thermometry (HFT) with an interval of temperature measuring 0.1 m, which allows you to more precisely select the depth of the soles of MMP. Within strata MSE of the proposed method are also highlighted melt rocks and boundaries of intervals of depths (see figure 1, 2 position 6), the occurrence of melt rocks in the allocation of the respective intermediate zones (see figure 1, item 7) and points (item 8) their junction with the melt zones (item 6).

In the course of the research it was found that depending on the type of use is imago grouting material and features of its hydration, and depending on temperature and pressure conditions in the annular space in the borehole during the measurement temperature may be at least 15-30 hours. Depth measurements of temperatures in the described method can be carried out inside the well, in case the casing and into the annular space during the descent for the outer columns (direction, conductor) thermometric tube (TT) to depths of 50-100 m and more. If this TT can descend and be installed, as for the outer column - direction or a conductor, and in the annular space, for example, between the direction and the conductor. Using TT with a large internal diameter (20-41 mm)and a thin tube with a diameter of less than 20 mm Thermometric tube filled with non-freezing liquid, which enables the measurement of temperatures and when restoring negative temperatures in permafrost.

Depth measurements of temperature HFT-the BCC in wells can be carried out once or several times within the case of the column, for example, 15, 24, 36 hours after the injection of the cement, and in TT at any reasonable time to inspection change of temperature (thermal) conditions at the well, allowing multiple temperature measurements used for different backfill material and thermobaric conditions in the wells to determine the optimal timing of thermometry method to detect edges, the depth of frozen and thawed rocks and soles MMP in permafrost.

The results of studies carried out in the oil fields, also showed the possibility of defining the boundaries of the occurrence of MMP in oil wells. Sole MMP is also highlighted by thermograms HFT-BCC casing, including the conductor. Studies on oil mestorozhdenii in the area MMP allowed us to identify a "step - intermediate zone" on thermograms for the conductor 15 wells and to determine the points of intersection of these areas, identified thawed zones according to the method, the depth of the soles of the MMP. The data according to the method, the images were compared with the data selection soles MMP data processing standard logging (IC), the method of "MOCK" (see, for example, the WFD 39-1.9-015-2000. Guide thermometric methods of quality control of construction, mounting boreholes in permafrost and low-temperature rocks. Moscow, 2001, OAO Gazprom, Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC, IDC Gazprom", 63 C.), which showed that the depth of the sole MMP defined on different bushes, via the described method (thermograms HFT-BCC) ranged from 260 to 330 m, and according to the UK - from 272 to 318 m

Thus, certain depth soles MLM wells simpler described thermometric method and Dunn is m IC differ on 4-12 meters as shown in the examples.

The depth of the sole thickness MMP - lower bound, which is celebrated on the ice content of the rocks 3 kg/m3and more on well # 1 identified according to the UK - 454 m and according to thermometric method HFT-the BCC - 450 m (see figure 1, 2) and the difference in determining the depth was 4 feet In the same time, the sole of the permafrost zone according to the UK can only be determined in the absence of the water content section below identified sole thickness MMP.

In General, the efficiency of the described method is that the study of permafrost conditions is carried out directly on exploration and production wells on the basis of geophysical methods of investigation, thermometry without special drilling permafrost boreholes, without selection and research core, which allows to obtain significant savings in time and money, as well as to explore these conditions in all wells in the field with the construction of schematic map of permafrost conditions (depths soles MMP, watering etc.), varying in area fields.

The proposed method can be used in the oil and gas industries and allows you to define the lower boundary of occurrence of the soles of the permafrost on the basis of the obtained temperature data.

1. The method of determining the boundaries of the occurrence of permafrost is orod, namely, that drill hole, measure the temperature at the depth of the well and determine the geothermal gradient, and the results of measurements determine the depth of the lower boundary of occurrence of the soles of permafrost), characterized in that before the measurement of temperatures at the depth of the borehole along its side wall lowered into the well casing and cement, after the cementing of the casing of the borehole temperature measurements in the borehole is carried out in the process of curing of concrete during recovery temperature and the measured temperature is used to build the temperature curve in the borehole, depending on the depth of the well, wherein the temperature curve low the level of temperature it distinguish upper zone of deposition of the strata MMP and under it emit lower zone melted, cooled and/or water formations with higher temperatures, with an average temperature gradient not exceeding 0,02-0,05°s/m and between them produce an intermediate, transition zone - "step" with a dramatic increase in temperature and a high value of temperature gradient (G=0.06 to 0.45 in°s/m and more), the temperature curve on the identified connection point "steps" - intermediate high-temperature areas with lower melt, chilled and/or flooded area determine the GLA is inu occurrence sole thickness MMP, and at the same time within strata MMP produce some of the local zone of melt rocks with higher temperatures, frozen areas with low temperatures and intermediate - high temperature zones between them, and the points of intersection of the intermediate zones of melt zones define the boundaries between thawed and frozen zones located inside the thicknesses of the MMP, with measurements of temperatures in the borehole produced using a highly sensitive temperature interval measuring temperatures at a depth of no more than 0.1 to 0.2 m

2. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the measurement of temperatures by determining the depth of the sole MMP in the process of hardening of the cement behind the casing to be held not earlier than 15-30 hours after completion of the cementing of the casing, and when the injection of the cement behind the casing of the last completely cover thickness MMP.



 

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11 cl

FIELD: oil production, particularly to create optimal thermal regime in producing oil wells to prevent paraffin-hydrate deposits inside wells.

SUBSTANCE: method involves lowering cable with heating unit in tubing string to depth where well fluid temperature exceeds paraffin-hydrate crystallization initiation temperature, wherein the heating unit includes at least two coaxial parts, namely inner and outer ones; linking heating unit of the cable to controllable power source; providing specific power generation by heating unit along tubing string. One part of heating unit has uniform electric resistance along the full length thereof. At least one section of another heating unit part has electric resistance distributed along length thereof in direct proportion to specific power of elementary heating unit section at depth thereof. Distribution of specific power generated by heating unit along tubing string is determined from analytic formula.

EFFECT: decreased power inputs and increased reliability.

6 dwg

FIELD: oil production, particularly heating, cooling, or insulating arrangements for boreholes or wells, for example for use in permafrost zones.

SUBSTANCE: heater is made as cable line including low-temperature cable and high-temperature, namely heating, cable. High-temperature cable comprises current-conductive cords connected with each other from the first cable end and are insulated to create termination unit. Another heating cable end is connected to power source. Cable line extends outside tubing string or cable is spirally wound around tubing string. Heater also has surface-based measuring-and-control unit made, for instance, as programmable frequency electronic control unit and downhole measuring unit. The downhole measuring unit includes at least one sensor (crystal resonator) to read thermobaric fluid parameters. Above sensors are adapted to convert actual temperature and/or pressure values into frequency and are connected with measuring-and-control unit by means of cable line. The sensors are installed on tubing string body and/or on connection clutch thereof depending upon place of fluid parameter measurement, namely inside tubing string and/or in hole annuity.

EFFECT: increased accuracy and reliability of oil production control due to possibility to control thermal field of the well, increased volume of obtained information concerning fluid state in hole annuity, inside tubing string and on outer tubing string surface along with simplified assemblage and operation.

11 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: oil production, particularly to recover or increase initial oil output from oil production wells along with prevention of mudding structural net development during well operation, with the use of thermal bottomhole formation zone treatment.

SUBSTANCE: method involves heating casing pipe section in perforation zone up to temperature greatly exceeding boiling temperature of oil fractions; maintaining constant temperature regime characterized by casing pipe wall temperature determined from mathematical correlation; determining heat flux distributed transversely to surface to be heated in reservoir rock heating zone with determined initial rock temperature, wherein stable thermal equilibrium condition is kept. Device for above method realization comprises composite sectional units connected with each other and installed in casing pipe. The casing pipe is used as heating and structural load-bearing member. Device has transport head, converters, installation unit, switching-on mechanism, retaining units and connection flanges. The invention permits to assemble device and to bring it into operation without demounting of main conventional oil production equipment. Device may be installed within perforation zone with the use of winch. The winch comprises electric motor, worm reduction gearbox, two drums with traction bands, differential mechanism, cross-arm with hooks and orientator made of elastic material. Winch for device installation within perforation interval of casing pipe may be used after cross-arm substitution for swab with the purpose of oil bottomhole formation zone cleaning (swabbing).

EFFECT: increased simplicity and convenience along with increased oil output and decreased power inputs, which result in decreased produced oil cost.

4 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: mining industry.

SUBSTANCE: method includes mounting of packing element at lower limit of upper portion of thermo-isolated tubing pipe. Circulation pipe, performing a function of heat-exchange contour, with diesel fuel as heat carrier and following heat exhaust into atmosphere, is connected at whole length to upper portion of tubing string. Their lowering into well and support on the mouth is performed with displacement of tubing string axis relatively to well axis. Upper end of circulation pipe in summer period is connected to forcing line of heat-exchange plant, in winter period to forcing line of cooling plant. Forced circulation of diesel fuel is performed in upper portion of operation column through circulation pipes with following ascent along ring-shaped space. Mathematical formulae for calculating depth of packing element mounting, circulation pipe diameter, tubing string displacement value and diesel fuel flow are provided.

EFFECT: higher efficiency.

1 dwg

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