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