Brochure Screens and Inflow Control Devices
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Our wire-wrapped screens are made of a wire-wrapped outer jacket manufactured separately from the basepipe. The jacket is fitted over the perforated basepipe and welded to the pipe at each end to provide structural support for high mechanical loads. These screens provide more open flow area than slotted liners, increasing flow and productivity.
These screens are used in gravel-pack and frac-pack completions or in stand-alone screen completions and can be designed with Alternate Path gravel-pack shunt tube technologies or with inflow or injection control devices (ICDs).
Designed to provide more open area to increase flow and productivity, resistant to erosion and corrosion, and featuring a geometry that cannot be easily plugged by fines or produced solids.
Sand particle size distributions (PSD) are used for various purposes in sand control: decision between various sand control techniques, sizing of the filter media (sand screens and/or gravel packs) through either rules of thumb or physical experiments or theoretical models.
Many completion engineers use laboratory sand-retention testing as a tool to select a screen for standalone sand-control applications, some focusing on prepack and others on slurry testing.
A slurry-type sand-retention test (SRT) that simulates gradual rock failure around the wellbore has been used widely in the industry to evaluate the performance of sand-control screens for standalone-screen (SAS) applications.
The selection of optimum screens for standalone screen (SAS) applications has historically been based on experimental data, rules of thumb, or correlations. Recent sand-retention tests conducted in various laboratories offer empirical screen-selection criteria on the basis of different sand-size-distribution parameters.