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GB2416558A - Method and apparatus for completing unconsolidated lateral well bores - Google Patents

Method and apparatus for completing unconsolidated lateral well bores Download PDF

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GB2416558A
GB2416558A GB0521402A GB0521402A GB2416558A GB 2416558 A GB2416558 A GB 2416558A GB 0521402 A GB0521402 A GB 0521402A GB 0521402 A GB0521402 A GB 0521402A GB 2416558 A GB2416558 A GB 2416558A
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Philip D Nguyen
Michael W Sanders
Ron A Gibson
David L Lord
David E Mcmechan
Ronald G Dusterhoft
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/12Methods or apparatus for controlling the flow of the obtained fluid to or in wells
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/02Subsoil filtering
    • E21B43/04Gravelling of wells
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/02Subsoil filtering
    • E21B43/04Gravelling of wells
    • E21B43/045Crossover tools
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/02Subsoil filtering
    • E21B43/08Screens or liners
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/02Subsoil filtering
    • E21B43/08Screens or liners
    • E21B43/086Screens with preformed openings, e.g. slotted liners

Abstract

Improved methods and apparatus for completing unconsolidated subterranean zones penetrated by well bores are provided. The methods basically comprise the steps of placing a slotted pipe having openings formed therein which vary in size or in the number of openings along the length of the slotted pipe or both in the subterranean zone, isolating the annulus between the slotted pipe and the well bore and injecting particulate material into the annulus whereby the particulate material is uniformly packed therein.

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GB 2416558 A continuation (72) Inventor(s): Philip D Nguyen Michael W.

Sanders Ron A. Gibson David L Lord David E. McMechan Ronald G Dusterhoft (74) Agent and/or Address for Service: A A Thornton & Co 235 High Holborn, LONDON, WC1V 7LE, United Kingdom

GB0521402A 2003-04-25 2004-04-15 Method and apparatus for completing unconsolidated lateral well bores Expired - Fee Related GB2416558B (en)

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US10423126 US20040211559A1 (en) 2003-04-25 2003-04-25 Methods and apparatus for completing unconsolidated lateral well bores
PCT/GB2004/001646 WO2004097166A1 (en) 2003-04-25 2004-04-15 Method and apparatus for completing unconsolidated lateral well bores

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GB0521402D0 GB0521402D0 (en) 2005-11-30
GB2416558A true true GB2416558A (en) 2006-02-01
GB2416558B GB2416558B (en) 2007-02-21

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