2015 Alberta Exporter of the Year

December 3, 2015 Absolute Completion Technologies is excited to announce it was named the 2015 Alberta Exporter of the Year in the Oil & Gas Service/Supply category. The award was presented on December 3 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the Alberta Export Awards. One of the the province’s most prestigious awards events, the gala payed tribute […]

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SPE Publications by Absolute Engineers

The following papers can be downloaded from the Society of Petroleum Engineers website: Sand Control Particle Size Analysis (SPE165119, 2013) FacsRite CFER Finite Element Analysis for SAGD (SPE 117486, 2008) MeshRite Lab and Field Experience (SPE 139360, 2010) MeshRite Performance in Boscan (SPE 74394, 2002) MeshRite Performance in  Canadian Thermal Wells (SPE 15057, 1988) MeshRite Performance […]

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Changing The Game in Sand Control, Flow Control and Erosion Control

At Absolute, our goal is to lead through innovation. We are driven to conceive new ways to manage the emerging challenges associated with new drilling strategies: increased horizontal drilling, thermal stimulation, extended horizontal laterals, tighter well trajectories, developing unconventional reservoirs, and multi-stage fracing. Innovation is the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulate needs, or existing market needs. […]

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Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Oct 2013, Calgary Absolute celebrated another success with Thane Russell, VP Business Development and Technology being nominated in the Manufacturing category for the EY Entreprenuer of the Year competition and winning one of three finalist positions in the category.  Thane is first to say it takes a strong team to  achieve success and thanked his team including […]

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Why is Retained Permeability Important in Sand Control?

Retained permeability is the Critical Factor for Long Term Screen Performance. The retained permeability of a sand control system is a measure of how freely fluids can move through the near wellbore sand-screen interface. The first chart below shows the performance of an ‘ideal’ sand pack with no screen. The second chart shows the performance […]

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Why Do You Use 434 Stainless Instead Of 304SS For High Temperature Applications?

Absolute offers two types of Meshwool construction for MeshRite: 434SS and 316L. There is really no advantage to offering 304L compared to 316L, other than a possible small cost difference that would be absorbed by having to keep another type of Meshwool in inventory. There are three main reasons for offering 434SS Learn More

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Why does MeshRite have 40% Open Flow Area?

A screen’s open flow area (OFA) is calculated as the % of the screen surface (where fluids enter the screen) that is open space vs. solid metal. A screen’s OFA is essentially proportional to its initial flow capability. A larger OFA is generally supportive of a screen’s long term productivity, but it should not be […]

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What is Particle Size Distribution? How is it used to choose screens?

This question relates to the diameter (D) of particles in a reservoir sample, the size of which is larger than the sieve size that retained a % by weight of the total sample. The index value 10, 40 etc. represents the percent of the weight of the total sample. D10          10% of the sample […]

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Why Is Understanding Sand Retention And Flow Behavior At The Sand-Screen Interface Important?

The characteristics of formation sand and its relative consolidation can vary significantly along the length of a horizontal wellbore. Sand characteristics influence to a very large degree the porosity, permeability and ultimate productivity of the reservoir, and there is very little the completion engineer can do to improve these reservoir properties. Porosity refers to the […]

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