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Live Well Rigless Sand Control Completion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000197724D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

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Abstract

This completion method could be a cost effective means of completing wells. It is a means of being able to effectively gravel pack or frack pack a new well, without the expense of using a rig. It can also eliminate the need of killing the well with expensive and damaging completion fluids.

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Live Well Rigless Sand Control Completion

This completion method could be a cost effective means of completing wells. It is a means of being able to effectively gravel pack or frack pack a new well, without the expense of using a rig. It can also eliminate the need of killing the well with expensive and damaging completion fluids.

After the well is drilled and cased, the rig can move, and the well can be completed in this method, rigless.

Advantages:

1)      There can be more flexibility scheduling of frack pack and completion equipment without rig cost to consider.

2)      The cost of this completion is less than the cost of a standard frack pack completion.

3)      The installation of this completion is much simpler than a standard frack pack completion.

4)      There is a market for this type of completion, mostly in depleted or low pressure reservoirs that have a low bottom hole pressure, or where production potential is not sufficient to justify high rig costs and general completion costs.

5)      By using a packer with a pump-out plug as one of the required pressure barriers, and the coiled tubing cutter rams as a second barrier, long sections of screen can be made up without the need of a lubricator of equal length.

6)      A lighter completion fluid can be used. This fluid can be less than kill weight, which would be less damaging to the formation, and can be easily flowed back after t...