Openhole Sand Control Services

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Gravel packing, screens, and ICDs

Schlumberger tackles both openhole and cased hole environments with an engineering-driven, total-system approach that features the tools, fluid chemistries, technologies, software, services, and people needed to extend the life of long, horizontal intervals and optimize production. As the industry leader in sand control, in addition to the gravel packing operation we can assist you with

  • engineered planning
  • wellbore preparation
  • hardware selection (including screens, ICDs, and packers)
  • screen installation
  • cleanup.

We deliver the most appropriate solution, customized to your well, to increase the efficiency of your operations and reduce risks.

OptiPac Alternate Path Service Ensures 100%
Gravel-Pack Efficiency and Longer Well Life

North Sea high-rate gas wells in reservoir with depleting pressures were at increased risk of sand production. Read case study

Openhole Gravel-Pack Completions

Openhole Stand-Alone Screen Completions

Optimization Services

Screens & ICDs

Schlumberger offers the broadest, most versatile sand screen portfolio in the industry. Robust, reliable, fit-for-purpose sand screens and inflow control devices give you the versatility to complete almost any type of interval for optimal recovery.


Engineered fluids and additives deliver optimal sand control treatments and help maximize production.

Downhole Tool Systems

We provide downhole gravel-pack packers, tools, accessories, and fluid loss control devices that help maximize well performance over time, mitigate formation damage, and prevent costly interventions.

Pumping Equipment

Schlumberger provides surface pumping and blending equipment, as well as data acquisition and control systems for sand management. A reliable fleet of stimulation vessels is also available for offshore operations.

Wellbore Preparation

A single-source, integrated package of services and technologies includes the latest-generation chemicals, hydraulics modeling, and mechanical tools, tailored as needed for efficient, effective delivery of a properly prepared wellbore.


Sophisticated software suites take every system element and critical parameter into account for running advanced simulations to optimize design, execution, and evaluation of sand control operations.

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Total E&P Angola Saves USD 100 Million and Gains 1,000,000 BOE

OSMP Packers and OptiPac Service Enable Total E&P Angola to Save More Than USD 100 Million and Gain an Estimated 1,000,000 BOE of Incremental Production
Effective zonal isolation with OSMP packers for openhole gravel packs reduced well count and costs and increased ultimate recovery in deepwater wells. Read case study

Complete Gravel Packs in
27 Deepwater Wells

OptiPac Openhole Screens Enable 100% Gravel Packs and Sand-Free Production in 27 Deepwater Wells
Integrated approach using OptiPac openhole Alternate Path gravel-pack service optimizes operations and prevents premature screenouts in long horizontal sections with reactive shale and depleted zones, offshore Malaysia. Read case study

OptiPac Alternate Path Service Successfully Gravel Packs Ultradeepwater Well

Perdido: World's Deepest Offshore Drilling and Production Platform
The narrow pressure window in the open hole increased the risks associated with conventional gravel-pack treatments. Read industry article