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

Nobuo Morita, R. C. Burton, Eric Davis

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Some successful results have been reported for screenless frac-packing methods; however, no scientific guidelines were given regarding the conditions under which a screen can be eliminated from a well. In this paper, we report field data from sand-producing wells and review the onset and the rate of sand production for those wells with and without hydraulic fractures. From these field observations and numerical modeling analysis, we give guidelines for when a screen must be run and when a screen can be eliminated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalSPE Drilling and Completion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Sep


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