Tri-D Flux™ integrates nozzle based downhole flow control with Tri-DPro™, sand control for an advanced flow control – sand control solution that solves the challenges of the most demanding reservoir environments.Contact Us »
Tri-DPro is formed by fusion bonding Tri-D Weave™ media to stainless steel perforated shroud material. The rolled sintered shroud forms a cylinder with the Tri-D Weave media on the inside. Only the shroud seam is welded to close the cylinder. The cylinder is installed over the perforated base pipe with shroud ends welded to the base pipe. The filter media is never exposed to the risks of burn through, pin holes or faulty welds and it offers high open flow area plus high strength against load forces in horizontal wells.
Drilling long laterals is expensive and adds complexity to completion decisions. Formation characteristics and particle size distributions vary which makes optimizing production at every lateral section difficult. Completion engineers face three significant challenges:
Tri-D Flux is an all-in-one completion delivering flexible flow control with weldless, next generation Premium sand control. Sections with nozzles can be integrated with either screen, or blank joints. Nozzles can be on each joint, or spaced out over several joints to optimize both the completion costs and the pressure profile. No gap sizing is required because Tri-DPro’s varied three dimensional pores stop sand while maintaining exceptional retained permeability at the sand-screen interface.
What is Particle Size Distribution? How is it used to choose screens?
Tri-DFlux maximizes well productivity by equalizing the drawdown and influx from toe-to-heel of the well to delay water influx and by controlling a wide range of sand particles.
Tri-DFlux offers high strength for deployment into long laterals with tight trajectories.
Unlike Channel or Tube-based inflow control devices, nozzles are viscosity independent as shown below.
Tri-DFlux flow control integrated with Tri-DPro sand control extends well life and increases reserve recovery by:
Tri-D Flux flow control can be tailored to the formation by selecting the style, size, number and location of the nozzles:
CrossFlow nozzle production and injection applications:
SecureFlow Nozzle – Cyclic steam, SAGD heavy oil, high pressure gas production and high pressure steam or water injection
StandardFlow Nozzle – Moderate flow rate, moderate pressure wells that do not have instrumentation deployed downhole
CrossFlow, SecureFlow and StandardFlow Nozzles
Tri-DFlux sand control can be tailored to the formation production capability, open flow area, completion cost, and the harshness of the reservoir conditions by selecting:
During manufacture, the sand control joints can be coated with a formation specific wax or other impermeable, but soluble material to seal the media. Once deployed, the temporary coating is removed using heat or solvent to open the flow area for production. Sealing the screen with a removable substance allows screens to be circulated through difficult hole conditions and to target depth in long horizontals.
Contact Absolute’s engineering team for recommendations on the best weave and coating to suit your reservoir application.