Why does MeshRite have 40% Open Flow Area? | Absolute Completion Technologies

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 confused with the screen’s ultimate retained permeability in the wellbore environment. Retained permeability is a function of plugging resistance. It is strongly recommended Learn More