Alternate Path Sand Screens

Alternate Path Technology

Global Track Record

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Alternate Path shunt tube technology has been licensed to Schlumberger by ExxonMobil since 1995. Since then, Schlumberger has successfully installed more than 1,400 Alternate Path systems for more than 110 operators in more than 30 countries.

This extensive track record has given us the detailed knowledge of the Alternate Path system—including its challenges and the solutions—to ensure full annular packs and high-productivity sand control completions.

Innovative Gravel Pack in 136┬░ Fishhook Well

Schlumberger gravel-pack system for fishhook well
Achieved a full annular gravel pack in the inverted-angle well with zero sand production. Read case study

Alternate Path Screens Ensure 100% Gravel Packing Offshore Angola

AllFRAC Alternate Path Screens Ensure 100% Gravel Packing in Highly Permeable Zones Offshore Angola
Alternate Path cased hole frac-pack screens and a fit-for-purpose fluid that included a scale inhibitor provided 100% gravel placement in highly permeable zones and improved production.
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UltiPac Alternate Path Extended-Reach Gravel-Pack Screen

UltiPac Alternate Path extended-reach gravel-pack screen
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Alternate Flow Path Reduces Risks

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