RESIN SALVAGES GRAVEL PACK IN OFFSHORE WELL

C. Patrick McInturff Ryder Scott Co. Houston Richard Rowe Nerco Oil & Gas Inc. Houston Travis Cavender Otis Engineering Corp. Houston Joe Murphey Halliburton Services Duncan, Okla. A failed gravel pack in an offshore well was salvaged by applying furan resin for near-well bore sand consolidation. This treatment avoided a $1.3 million workover to regravel pack the well. The application differed from traditional sand consolidation in that: The gravel-pack screen annulus was consolidated in place.

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