Installed in some of the toughest operating conditions in the world, standard FacsRite was first introduced in 2007. It has proven to be an economical and high performaning solution for long horizontal wells needing a strong and reliable sand control system. Standard FacsRite filter disks are made of fusion bonded layers of woven wire mesh laminate resulting in a premium 2-D filter.Download Brochure » Contact Us »
The filter media discs are made of sintered layers of conventional premium wire mesh having square or Dutch weave and pores of consistent size. These discs are flush mounted into base pipe giving an optimal ID/OD for applications where liner OD is critical.
In 2012, Absolute launched its most recent innovation in sand control, Tri-D Weave™, a unique 3-D or depth filtration media. Tri-D FacsRite™ is more commonly used today as it has even better performance when the discs are made with bonded layers of Tri-D Weave media, which has irregular shaped pores that vary in size and shape. This 3-dimensional pore structure is highly effective in controlling heterogeneous sands and maintaining high plugging resistance over time. An ultra high pressure version is available as Tri-D FacsRite HP.
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Advances in drilling technology have influenced broad adoption of horizontal drilling as well as well designs that incorporate long laterals. Sizing traditional gap based screens for these environments is made more difficult due to the heterogeneity of the sands encountered across long horizontal sections.
The load forces involved in deploying screens into deviated and horizontal wells can alter the gap structure and thus damage the sand control capability of traditional screens. Also, the extreme operating conditions in thermal wells can also damage conventional screens.
FacsRite is a robust screen that resists damage even under severe deployment and operating loads. It delivers high permeability in the critical near wellbore area and a low pressure drop across the screen, thereby enhancing productivity. FacsRite screens can be customized to formation conditions by varying the disc size, disc density, and the metallurgy used in both the discs and the base pipe.
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FacsRite also offers the best ID/OD ratio for flexibility in well design and for applications where the liner OD is a critical factor. Additional advantages over conventional gap based screens include:
The graphs compares FacsRite to slotted liner and illustrates FacsRite’s superior strength and resilience to resist deformation and screen damage under load forces.
In addition to having significantly greater strength to resist deformation and screen damage under load forces, the legends in the strength graphs above show FacsRite’s open flow area is almost double that of typical slotted liner. Even higher open flow area is feasible with FacsRite, but not with slots.
FacsRite can be tailored to the formation production capability, open flow area, completion cost, and the harshness of the reservoir conditions by selecting the material for disks and base pipe, disc size and disc distribution density
Tri-D FacsRite™ discs are made with sintered layers of Tri-D Weave technology, Absolute’s revolutionary premium woven metal mesh with three dimensional varied pores that offer even greater retained permeability and plugging resistance than standard FacsRite.
Tri-D FacsRiteHP™ has factory applied disc retention rings that increase the burst rate from 1500 psi to 3000 psi for high pressure applications.
FacsRite construction makes it easy to seal disks with a removable substance allowing screens to be floated, rotated, or circulated through difficult hole conditions and to target depth in long horizontals.