Lloyd Stutz Union Pacific Resources Victoria, Tex.
Travis Cavender Otis Engineering Corp' Houston
Joe Murphey Halliburton Services Duncan, Okla.
Multiple-zone, dual-casingless completions combined with epoxy-coated sand to control sand production have increased gas reserves in Union Pacific Resources' McFaddin field of Victoria County, Tex.
Sand production in this field has historically limited gas well life to the period during which dry gas is produced. Once water production begins, the water conveys sand into the well bore, sanding out the well and damaging tubular goods.
Fig. 1 shows an elbow j...