Solutions to Specific Types of Problems

After diagnosing the cause(s) of the excess water production, what approach should be taken to solve the problem? Each problem type usually requires a different approach, including

  1. choice of treatment method,
  2. properties of the conformance or blocking agent,
  3. volume of conformance or blocking agent used, and
  4. placement method.
This section focuses on the use of gelant or gel treatments, and addresses whether and how these treatments should be applied to successfully treat each of the problem types listed in Table 1. Click on the specific problem type for detail.