For very high temperature, high pressure wells above 1500 psi we recommend Tri-D FacsFlux HP, which has the addition of disc retention rings which take the burst pressure rating of the screen to 3000 psi.
Tri-D FacsFlux sand control sections have filtration discs made of Tri-D Weave™ media flush mounted into a robust outer sleeve of variable length which is mounted to the base pipe. The nozzles are positioned towards the end of the base pipe. The result is an exceptionally strong sand-flow control completion with outstanding open flow area and plugging resistance that includes configurable pressure profile control. Tri-D Weave is a new, next generation filter media with higher open flow area and higher plugging resistance than conventional square or Dutch weave laminates.
Nozzle Flow Control with Tri-D FacsRite or Standard FacsRite Sand Screen
Running conventional gap based sand control into long laterals can distort the gap structure of these sand control systems thus degrading sand control effectiveness. Gap based screens must be properly sized to be effective and highly variable formation characteristics and particle size distributions make detailed sand analysis for designing gap based screens costly. In addition, enhanced lift systems used to increase draw down tend to promote water coning, sand influx, and erosion – all of which increase operating costs and shorten well life.
Tri-D FacsFlux is an all-in-one flexible flow control and superior sand control completion. The 3-D varied pore sizes of Tri-D FacsFlux stop sand while maintaining exceptional open flow area and retained permeability at the sand-screen interface. Sections with nozzles can be integrated with either screen or blank joints to tailor the completion to the formation requirements. Nozzles can be on each joint, or spaced out over several joints to optimize both the completion costs and the pressure profile.
Flow control nozzles are viscosity independent orifices that choke off water and enhance the flow of oil into producing wells. They are made of tungsten carbide and coated with titanium nitride for maximum erosion and corrosion resistance. Unlike static inflow control devices, the pressure profile control of a nozzle based flow control system can be tailored at the wellsite. The reservoir is modelled using simulation software and well log data to quickly and accurately design the optimum nozzle size and locations.
The robust construction makes Tri-DFacsFlux ideal for ultra-long reach laterals in consolidated reservoirs such as carbonates. Passive flow control devices are not adjustable post installation.
Why Is Understanding Sand Retention And Flow Behavior At The Sand-Screen Interface Important?
FacsFlux offers a structurally stronger alternative to slotted liner to accommodate wider application stress limits. The integration of viscosity independent flow control is ideal for:
Secure Flow Nozzles:
Tri-D FacsRite sand control can be tailored to the formation production capability, open flow area, completion cost, and the harshness of the reservoir conditions by selecting:
Material for discs and base pipe:
Standard sand control elements are made with sintered layers of woven metal mesh with the same torsion and collapse strength as Tri-D FacsRite. However, these conventional Premium media discs have lower open flow area and plugging resistance compared to the new, next generation Tri-D Weave filter media used in Tri-D FacsFlux, but have proven reliable in many applications around the world.