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Method for Using Inflow Control Devices to Reduce Annular Flow in Stand Alone Screen Completions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030256D
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-03

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Abstract

Many patents exist for inflow control devices being used to provide equalized inflow into a well. These patents describe this equalized inflow being used to avoid water and gas coning. It was discovered that inflow control devices can be used to reduce annular flow in stand-alone screen completions thereby preventing erosion and increasing screen longevity.