GeoFORM Conformable Sand Management System

Achieve better sand control at lower cost with shape-memory polymer technology

The patented Baker Hughes GeoFORM™ conformable sand management system mitigates workover risk by reducing the chance of plugging or sand control loss caused by production cycles and reservoir or wellbore compaction. This more efficient sand control system—an industry first—also reduces equipment, personnel, and rig time requirements.

With a smaller installation footprint and better sand filtration efficiency, the GeoFORM system covers a wider range of sand grains. Our Morphic™ shape-memory polymer (SMP) technology offers total conformance to the borehole after placement downhole.

Expansion for ultimate sealing

Morphic SMP—manufactured to a desired shape and size—is placed on the outside of the base pipe similar to conventional screens. When placed downhole, the Morphic material expands back to its original shape, restrained only by the borehole. The system adds a positive stress to the borehole wall while ensuring sand control. And, this technology can withstand compaction over time without risking sand control loss.

Cost-effective

The GeoFORM system’s reduced environmental impact requires less equipment and fewer resources, takes less time to install and requires fewer personnel. For these reasons, GeoFORM with Morphic technology is the practical, cost-effective alternative to conventional gravel-packing technology.

Modular and flexible

The GeoFORM system is simple and modular so the screen joints can be assembled using local personnel and resources. This design lets you customize more solutions.

GeoFORM system reduces cost and risk  

An Adriatic Sea operator identified a target well and zone located below several other planned production intervals. The GeoFORM system offered a better approach with a simple cost-effective sand control solution in a very challenging environment.

The target gas zone was a low-permeable, mainly shale-and-silty gas zone with close water contact. Normally, this formation would be a candidate only for a frac-pack completion; because of the close water contact that was not possible in this case.

Our GeoFORM system ensured minimal fluid losses and minimized the risk of exposing the fluid-sensitive formation. The activated Morphic filtration technology enabled complete conformance to the borehole, allowing for successful production without plugging.

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