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  • 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screen, Max. OD 3.5 in ID 1.995 in, CR13/L80, 2-3/8 in Base Pipe 4.6#, 20 ft, 300 µM, with Hard Metal Bull Nose

    3M ID 7010240731
    • Increased well life-cycle longevity helps lower capital expenditures
    • Increased production envelope enables higher production rates, especially in fraced wells
    • Unlocking wells where sand failure has occurred
    • Alternative to gravel packing, with simplified logistic and completion design
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    3M™ Ceramic Sand Screen Systems are designed to deliver high performance sand control in new wells, workover and intervention applications – both in unconsolidated formations and where proppant flowback poses a risk. This is based on proven, successful and unique technology with deployments globally including subsea deployments, rigless and rig for both well remediation.

    Sand Control Simplified
    3M™ Ceramic Sand Screen Systems are designed to deliver high performance sand control in new wells, workover and intervention applications – both in unconsolidated formations and where proppant flowback poses a risk. The modular concept design features a perforated continuous base pipe with a flexible stack of ceramic rings to help reduce deployment and operational risk associated with some conventional sand control solutions. The ceramic material allows for these screens to be placed directly across the perforation without a gravel pack, allowing large internal pass-throughs and low pressure drops, enabling higher productivity and longer well life cycle.

    Resists Erosion and Corrosion
    The problem: many conventional sand screen systems are made of metals that are vulnerable to abrasion and corrosion, which can affect both system performance and equipment. We have a solution: 3M ceramic sand screens offer a major improvement over standard metallic sand screens – utilizing the unique properties of technical ceramics to provide effective filtration while resisting erosion from sand, and corrosion due to hostile fluid environments across the pH spectrum.

    Here’s how it works; we use 3M™ Silicon Carbide, a substance that’s nearly as hard as diamond for excellent durability, erosion and corrosion resistance. Silicon carbide has historically been used in oil field applications on the surface for pump bearings but also downhole to provide abrasion resistance for electrical submersible pump component parts. Additionally, it’s been used in non-oil field applications, such as mining where it’s utilized as a ceramic for high pressure blasting of the mine face.

    In the oil and gas industry, the exceptional hardness of 3M silicon carbide directly addresses the root cause of failures commonly seen with conventional metallic sand control systems, offering repeatable and reliable erosion and corrosion protection at the sand face. Simply put, it’s about taking an existing technology, applying it to a problem, and providing a solution that meets a particular industry need.

    Silicon carbide’s benefits continue. Notably, it is inert across the pH spectrum at the temperatures and pressures that are common in demanding downhole conditions. This contributes to its longevity in maintaining sand control downhole.

    Proppants and Hydro-fracking
    The use of a synthetic material (known as a proppant) is common in hydraulic fracturing. The proppant is mixed in water and pumped at high pressures, causing rock formations to fracture. Once fissures are formed in the rock, hydrocarbons are released and flow easily. Our 3M Ceramic Sand Screen Systems provide proppant flowback control. This is important because ordinarily, the use of proppants in hydraulic fracturing can erode downhole equipment while increasing the chance of operational failure from lower completion to upper completion and onwards. A sand control system is put in place to keep the mobile proppant in place.

    Ceramics = Cost Savings
    This product helps lower the total ownership cost of the actual drilling procedure over a long period of time. We understand the competitive market perspective and help operators maximize the return on their investment. Because virtually all of the easy oil has been tapped, the ability to meet the increasing market demand requires more complex drilling completion, operating design and operation. These potentially costly endeavors make it all the more important for equipment to function well for as long as possible. Return on investment decreases when operators continue to operate older metallic equipment which is more prone to malfunctions and breakdowns due to erosion and corrosion. Silicon carbide is durable and lasts longer –even in complex drilling operations – helping you maximize your profit potential.

    A Customized Approach
    We work with you to create a customized approach that works. Toward that end, we can create a system with a fit for purpose slot opening. We help to design your sand screen to allow the hydrocarbon to flow through, but hold back the particles maximizing the efficiency of the filter.

    The sand screen is connected to other parts within the lower completion. Those parts are sourced from the service provider. We work hand in hand with the service provider and the operator to spec in the technology.

    Additionally, the application environment is such that we can deliver a standard product portfolio to meet standard operating conditions speced in to 300°F (150°C) – or we can offer a tailored or optimized/non-standard solution, for temperatures above 300°F (150°C) such as high temperature and high pressure applications. This means excellent thermal properties compared to conventional metal screens.

    • Increased well life-cycle longevity helps lower capital expenditures
    • Increased production envelope enables higher production rates, especially in fraced wells
    • Unlocking wells where sand failure has occurred
    • Alternative to gravel packing, with simplified logistic and completion design
    • For horizontal, deviated and vertical wells
    • Simple deployment via wireline/slickline, coiled tubing or conventional rig system
    • Design can be conveyed through existing production tubing or optimized for well work over or new well applications
    • Can be suspended from an existing nipple profile, packer, or be straddle deployed
    Features
    3m ceramic sand screen solutions for oil and gas wells

    Upkeep Well Integrity and Achieve Longevity

    Enable efficient sand control and cost-effective production improvements. 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screen Systems help withstand corrosion and erosion in demanding oil and gas well applications.

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    3M™ Ceramic Sand Screen Solutions

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      3M™ Ceramic Sand Screen Solutions: Strong Defence Against Formation Sand

      Sand control is an essential component of many wells. Formation sand can choke oil or gas production, hindering your processes and resulting in damaged equipment and costs. The advanced and unique properties of technical ceramics used in 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens offer efficient proppant flowback control for demanding conditions where erosion and corrosion are major challenges. They are engineered to simplify complex sand control methods, enhance the productivity and efficiency of your flow capacity, and minimise wear under reservoir conditions.
       

      • 10x harder than metallic screens
      • Proven to resist wear even under high-velocity flows
      • Eliminate the need for complex sand control methods
      • Customisable for almost any prevailing wellbore condition
      • Suitable for High-Pressure and High-Temperature (HPHT) applications

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    Ceramic Sand Screen Applications

    • 3m sand control methods are proven to resist wear even under high-velocity flows
      Wells with Corrosion and Erosion Issues

      Maximise flow capacity, productivity, and well life, while lowering capital expenditure. 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens provide effective downhole sand control while resisting erosion from sand and corrosion from water and harsh chemicals. Ideal for:
       

      • Oil or gas wells with high production rates and risk of erosion
      • Depleted reservoirs with high gas velocity
      • Gravel pack completions prone to “hot spotting” with metallic screens
    • 3m ceramic sand control screens are a proven alternative to gravel pack sand control techniques
      Stand-Alone Screens as an Alternative to Gravel Packing

      Avoid costly sand control failures and workovers. The design of standalone 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens encourages a natural sand pack formation around the sand screen without compromising productivity. Enjoy:
       

      • Easy deployment via wireline/slickline, coiled tubing, or conventional rig system
      • Simplified preplanning, logistics, and deployment for offshore and remote locations
      • Suitable for higher fine particle environments
    • explore sand control techniques by 3M to prevent sand problems in oil and gas wells and learn how to control sand mining
      Intervention in Failed Sand Control

      Reduce the frequency of sand screen replacements in challenging environments. The exceptional durability of 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens helps avoid repetition of erosion or corrosion failure in failed sand control completions.
       

      • Optimise productivity where sand volume is being maintained by sand control
      • Unlock wells where sand failure has occurred
      • Retrofit failed wells by setting 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens across or above failed sand control completion
    • image of 3m ceramic sand screen, suitable for HPHT applications
      HPHT Environments

      High reservoir pressure, temperature, and gas production rates are persistent sand control challenges. The custom design of 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens, made of ceramic materials that can withstand up to 1800ºC, offer superior corrosion and erosion resistance under HPHT conditions to address reservoir challenges and target production rates.

      • Downhole longevity and reliability for costly and complex HPHT completions
      • Corrosion-resistant, suitable for steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) applications
      • Simplified well design, completions and operations, including subsea interventions
    • 3m ceramic sand screens control sand problems like proppant flowback in oil and gas wells
      Proppant Flowback Prevention

      Made of abrasion-resistant silicon carbide, 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens mitigate wash-out erosion compared to all steels and hard-coated steels tested. Resolve proppant flowback issues as these screens offer outstanding erosion resistance against abrasive proppants, directly addressing the root cause of failures commonly seen with metallic sand control systems.

      • Can be deployed and set as through-tubing after frac job
      • Increased well life-cycle longevity and production rates
      • Suitable for oil or gas wells with high production rates and risk of erosion
    • sand control techniques pdf
      Featured Resources

      From technical data to product information, learn more about the features and benefits of 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens for oil and gas applications.

      Ceramic Sand Screens – Sales Card (198 KB)
      Ceramic Sand Screen Technical Data Sheet (148 KB)
      Ceramics for Oil and Gas Applications (95 KB)
      Ceramic Stand-alone Sand Screens – Product Information (198 KB)


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