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TubeFlow PIC
BTechSoft Engineering Software Consultants

  • slurry volume requirements for the configured job 
  • time to gravel pack 
  • slurry front tracking in a alpha-beta wave pack
  • shunt tube flow distribution
  • bottomhole and pump pressure charts during the operation
  • packing progress status

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Gravel Packing 
Software for Designing Horizontal Gravel Pack Operations

GravelPack operations can be modeled in TubeFlow PIC from the stand point of designing laboratory experiments as well as full-scale field simulations. In both approaches, simulations can be performed in a steady-state and transient analysis.

Fluid and proppant selection for a gravel operation involves extensive laboratory experimentation in the form of yard-scale tests. GravelPackSim, which is an integral part of TubeFlow PIC, aids in the design of such yard-scale tests by eliminating expensive trial-and-error experimentation. A steady-state analysis can provide the following information:

An user-specified wellbore survey can be utilized to perform a field-style gravel pack design. Transient analysis provides the following information:

  • proppant bed heights during the operation 
  • proppant settling rates and fluid behavoir 
  • minimum pump flowrates to prevent premature bridging in the well/screen annulus
  • shunt tube hydraulics in alternate flow path gravel packs
  • pressure and temperature profiles