Fracing controls sand in screenless Saudi high-rate gas wells

Hydraulic fracturing with screenless completions resulted in clean flow from wells completed in the high sanding tendency Jauf gas reservoir in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco has repeatedly cycled these wells and they have remained solids free.These screenless completion methods offer significant benefits over traditional frac packs in wells with unconsolidated rock that require longer half-length fractures for optimum well deliverability.Saudi Aramco is currently undertaking one of the largest gas development projects in the world that consists of many new deep wells, four world-class gas plants, and massive development of new infrastructure. The Jauf reservoir, one of several in the gas dev...

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