Thru-tubing sand control remediation expands

Lance HebertChevron U.S.A. Inc. New Orleans Chris Malbrel Pall Well Technology Saint-Germain-en-Lay, France Over the past few years, industry trends indicate that thru-tubing methods are being used more frequently for well completions requiring sand control remediation. This increase correlates well with the development of novel multilayer screens, tailored to the specific needs of thru-tubing sand control applications, such as screens that are rugged, have improved inflow performance, and resist plugging. These advances in screen design use filtration technology techniques that have been extensively proven in other industries. A survey of 250 thru-tubing sand...

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