Maximum Treating Pressure

Definition - What does Maximum Treating Pressure mean?

Maximum Treating Pressure is the limit of surface pump pressure below which the treatment must be performed. This pressure is required to be detected in order to avoid formation fracture or damages of completion components. It is basically calculated to make sure that the pump pressure limit equates to the reservoir and downhole conditions which are not beyond the design limits of treatment. The detection of Maximum Treating Pressure can help in the prevention of any sort of collapse of completion components in virtually any job.

Petropedia explains Maximum Treating Pressure

During various treatments in reservoirs, the completion hardware is a general subject for extreme differential pressures. These huge hydrostatic differentials can be placed suddenly on completion components that results in high risk of collapse. In order to prevent various damages to completion hardware like fluid-loss devices, blank pipe and crossover tools, Maximum Treating Pressure must be calculated. The reservoir pressure is used as an internal supporting pressure in the calculation of Maximum Treating Pressure. Using reservoir pressure in such calculations may result in the reduction of worse-case pressure which prevents the collapse.

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