One of the most difficult and profit hurting problems found in the oil field is the build-up of scale deposits in
the well bore, production string, flow lines and even in storage tanks. These deposits act as a restriction during build-up in
the wellbore causing a gradual decrease in production and, in many cases, as a solid barrier for wellbore fluid flow.
This paper presents an analytical model based on the existing thermodynamic model showing the endpoint mobility ratios
for both vertical and horizontal wells with the incidence of scale precipitation and deposition at the near wellbore region
during water flooding.
The results revealed that Endpoint mobility ratio for a vertical well with radial flow approaches unity “1” faster than for
the horizontal well with elliptical flow. And horizontal wells are good candidates for managing scale precipitation and
deposition during waterflooding.