May’s Technical Luncheon covered Ceramic sand screens, an advanced sand control technology.
Experience highlights that erosion is a severe operational issue in oil and gas production within many geographical areas, resulting in sand production and restrictive hydrocarbon recovery. Ceramic sand screens have been developed to address this operational issue of sand production, resulting primarily from erosion.
Ceramic technology, utilized within other industry segments has been adapted to help mitigate erosion and corrosion.
The presentation introduced the system technology and summarized the development of design, followed by an Introduction to case studies proving the ceramic sand screen system. These case studies highlighted successful sand control as an economic solution within stand-alone screen completions for oil and gas production, and as a through-tubing ceramic sand screen solution for post well intervention.
The presenter, Richard Jackson joined the upstream oil and gas Industry in 1996 with an honours degree in geology and proved his expertise within the oil service sector including 7 years offshore rig experience in drilling, ESP completion and onshore drilling engineering in the Middle East, South East Asia, Europe and West Africa.