Gravel Packing Through the Shoe Saves Horizontal Openhole Job

A conventional, top-down gravel pack was planned in a recent, horizontally drilled well at California's Wilmington field. At Southern California's Wilmington field, the operator has successfully completed horizontal gravel packs by placing additional gravel through the shoe. This article describes how in one case, gravel packing through the shoe salvaged what would have otherwise been an unsuccessful completion.

Provided by: WorldOil.com Topic: Software Date Added: Nov 2003 Format: HTML

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