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Well Stimulation Effects on Annular Seal of Production Casing in OCS Oil and Gas

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CSI Technologies, LLC
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Paul Sonnier

This proposed research will address the issue of OCS stimulation operations and cement/casing integrity. The proposed work fully covers the issue from fundamental research, to engineering, to field application. Strong emphasis is placed on regulation and control of well construction and stimulation processes as well as the impact of new or additional regulation on safety and environmental protection. Operational difficulties of new regulation will be identified along with methods to mitigate operational or enforcement concerns. In addition to current stimulation techniques and regulations, future industry trends and technology in these areas along with their corresponding effect on safety and regulation also will be considered.

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