MeshPort flow control completions allow operators to remove formation damage from drilling and completion fluids, delay water influx, optimize toe-to-heel inflow, and improve sweep efficiency across horizontal wells. It integrates PremiumPort™, dynamically configurable nozzle based inflow and injection control devices that can be reconfigured over the life of the well, with MeshRite™ high performance sand control.Download Brochure » Contact Us »
Well completion decisions must balance the need for efficient sand control with optimal well productivity and cost concerns. Operators are recognizing that all the intervals along laterals do not contribute production equally. They need effective ways to better manage the pressure profile along the wellbore in order to clean up drilling fluids and delay water influx as the well ages. Another operational concern is sand interfering with flow control nozzles, or entering the wellbore over time which can reduce well productivity, damage surface facilities, or worse, cause expensive remediation and catastrophic well failure.
MeshPort combines the most flexible flow control technology in the market with the top performing screen for oil and gas reservoirs.
Why Is Understanding Sand Retention And Flow Behavior At The Sand-Screen Interface Important?
MeshPort’s nozzles provide pressure profile control along the wellbore, and the screen sections stop harmful sand from entering the wellbore. Fluid flows through the MeshRite filter media, along grooves in the base pipe to the nozzles which are viscosity independent flow control devices. Grooves in the base pipe create a large flow area between the screen media and the base pipe prevent erosion and any undesirable pressure losses.
MeshPort Showing MeshRite Screen (right) and the Grooved Flow Path to Nozzle Based Flow Control (left)
MeshPort can be configured for injection control.
MeshPort sand control sections are insensitive to variations in formation particle sizes which lowers risks when the particle size distribution is not known, or varies a lot from heel to toe. It also saves the costs of detailed sand sample collection and laboratory analysis. Operators gain a high performance sand control system with the ability to reconfigure the well completion throughout the life of the well for inflow and injection control.
Unlike channel or tube-based ICDs, nozzles are viscosity independent which allows them to delay water influx. The chart in Figure 3 shows pressure drop measured for various fluids through a 4.00 mm nozzle.
MeshPort is best suited for unconsolidated, non-uniform sands for the following wells:
MeshPort’s multi-position valve can be shifted to expose ports which can be plugged, left as open ports, or fitted with nozzle based flow control. The nozzles are configured for inflow or injection control at the wellsite prior to deployment. The valve can be repositioned downhole to select ports in any order as many times as required using coil tubing to run the Harrier shifting tool to:
MeshPort can be configured with three different nozzle styles, each of which can be supplied with a selection of orifice sizes.
Customized lengths can be provided; however, typical MeshPort screen assemblies have: