Fracturing, frac-packing and formation failure control: can screenless completions prevent sand production?

Nobuo Morita, Bob Burton, Eric Davis

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Abstract

Some successful results have been reported for screenless frac-packing methods, however, no scientific guidelines are given on the conditions under which a screen can be eliminated from a well. This paper collects field data from sand producing wells and reviews the onset and the rate of sand production for those wells with and without hydraulic fractures. From these field observations and numerical modelling analysis, guidelines are established for when a screen must be run and when a screen can be eliminated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Pages391-402
Number of pages12
VolumeDelta
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Part Delta - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 1996 Oct 61996 Oct 9

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Part Delta
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period96/10/696/10/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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    Morita, N., Burton, B., & Davis, E. (1996). Fracturing, frac-packing and formation failure control: can screenless completions prevent sand production? In Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (Vol. Delta, pp. 391-402)