Tri-D FacsPort

Tri-D FacsPort™ Dynamic Flow Control for Longer Well Life and  Improved Reserve Recovery

Tri-D FacsPort combines the advantages of PremiumPort™, a dynamically configurable nozzle based downhole inflow and injection control with Tri-DFacsRite sand control.  Fluid flows through the ™ filter discs, along grooves in the basepipe that facilitate flow from the screen sections to the nozzles. The screen elements stop harmful sand from entering the wellbore. A large flow area between the screen media and the base pipe prevents erosion and any undesirable pressure losses.


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Tri-DFacsPortTM integrates dynamic flow control reconfigurable over the life of the well with Tri-DFacsRiteTM sand control for well completions where liner OD are critical.

Tri-DFacsPort dynamic flow control is configured at the well site with flow control or injection control nozzles installed within each PremiumPortTM unit. Multiple PremiumPort units can be installed with either screen or blank joints between them. The multi-position valves within PremiumPort units can be shifted to close or open nozzles as required using the Harrier ToolTM run on coil tubing. This flexibility allows operators to change the pressure profile along a lateral repeatedly over the life of the well.

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The Challenge

Operators are recognizing that not all the intervals along laterals contribute production equally. They need more effective ways to manage the pressure profile from toe-to-heel of the well in order to clean up drilling fluids and to delay water influx as the well ages. Another operational concern is that sand entering the wellbore over time can reduce well productivity, damage surface facilities, or worse, cause expensive remediation and catastrophic well failure. Well completion decisions must deliver optimum productivity and long well life to recover reserves.

Tri-D FacsPort
Tri-D FacsPort

The Solution

Tri-DFacsPort combines the most flexible flow control technology in the market with a top
performing filter media for oil and gas reservoirs where liner OD is critical.

  • Tri-DFacsPort can be tailored to reservoir potential at each interval based on the style and orifice size of the nozzles. Nozzles are viscosity independent and an ideal means to stop or delayed water influx into the wellbore.
  • The flow control capability can be modified over the life of the well by activating the multi-position valve downhole to close, or expose nozzles.
  • Screen sections can be tailored for formation potential and cost by selecting the size and density of the filtration discs. Tri-D Weave has high open flow area, high plugging and erosion resistance and controls heterogeneous sands with wide particle size distributions.



Why is Retained Permeability Important in Sand Control?

Tri-D FacsPort Applications

Tri-FacsPort is ideal for flow and sand control in unconsolidated, poorly sorted, non-uniform sands and reservoirs with corrosive conditions. Nozzles are configured for inflow or injection control at the wellsite prior to deploying the liner into:

  • Horizontal producer or injector wells requiring pressure profile control and sand control along the entire wellbore
  •  Vertical wells with commingled zones of different pressures
  •   Thermal wells that require uniform toe-to-heel steam injection
  •  • Horizontal wells in combination with external/swell packers to isolate zones and minimize annular flow

Injection Control

Tri-D FacsPort can be configured for either production or for steam or chemical injection at the wellsite prior to deploying the screen system.  For injection, the port plugs are removed, threaded nozzles installed and plugs are reinstalled. Fluids are pumped into the wellbore and exit through nozzles that are strategically placed so thief zones are shut off and injected fluids have their intended impact. The Tri-D FacsPort flow path directs the fluid into the near wellbore area at the sand-screen interface for uniform injection of gas, water, or steam from toe-to-heel of the well.


Flow Control Benefits 

  • Being able to tailor flow control aids in removing formation damage from drilling and completion fluids, delaying water influx over time, and optimizing toe-to-heel inflow.
  • The valve can reliably be repositioned down hole to select ports in any order, and as many times as required. Ports and nozzles are opened or closed to:
  • Change the pressure profile along the lateral, shut off intervals, or stimulate the well.
  • Facilitate uniform toe-to-heel sweep of reservoir
  • Delay the onset of water/gas/steam coning for increased reserve recovery and net present value
  • Choke off water zones and isolates shale zones

Sand Control Benefits

  • Tri-D Weave is a unique and advanced Premium screen with a three dimensional pore structure that stops heterogeneous sands, promotes high permeability, and resists plugging and erosion, thereby ensuring long productive well life.
  • Fusion bonding the Tri-D Weave filter media to the protective shroud allows more economical completions compared to traditional multi-layer mesh assemblies:
  • Simplified manufacturing avoids welding and potential damage to the filter media
  • Innovative design increases the structural strength and stability of the screen sections
  • The pore structure does not change under high deployment and operating stress loads typical of thermal heavy oil horizontal well

Tri-D FacsPort Options Available


Tri-DFacsPort is made with corrosion resistant metallurgies which can be selected to suit high temperature, CO2, H2S, Chlorides and aggressively corrosive wellbore conditions. Ports can be plugged, left as open ports, or fitted with nozzles for injection or inflow flow control.

Nozzle Style

Tri-DFacsPort flow and injection control capability can be tailored to the reservoir profile by selecting the style and location of nozzles

CrossFlow Nozzles direct flow horizontally and are used to reduce flow velocity into the liner and to eliminate any concern about eroding coil tubing instrument lines, or erosion induced corrosion


SecureFlow Nozzles are used for high temperature applications such as thermal heavy oil production or steam injection


StandardFlow Nozzles direct flow vertically through the nozzle and are used for conventional oil and low flow velocity applications


Flow control strength can be tailored by selecting orifice size:

  • 0.157 inch (4.00 mm) standard
  • 0.098 inch (2.50 mm)
  • 0.063 inch (1.60 mm)

Custom screen lengths can be supplied. Typical Tri-DFacsPort screen assemblies have:

  • 32 feet of screen on 38 feet of base pipe
  •  24 feet of screen on 30 feet of base pipe