Welcome to the Inflow Control Technology (ICT) Network. Inflow Control is a meaningful technology; the potential improvements in completions cannot be underestimated with respect to both cost savings and increased access to reserves.
The widespread use of inflow control technology has been driven by the technology’s ability to dramatically improve well productivity, resulting in a 25% to 50% increase in recovery factors and associated benefits.
The ICT Network has evolved to cover all aspects of conventional passive, active, and autonomous methods of inflow control technologies, and how they can be applied. The forum also considers the use of inflow control technologies in both the producers and injectors of advanced and intelligent well completions to maximise benefits.
A critical factor in maximising ICD benefit is accurate modelling to predict well performance, not only from the onset of production with near wellbore static modelling, but also over the lifetime of the reservoir through transient analysis specifically centered around the effect of ICDs.