Since sandstone formations account for the majority of oil and gas fields, and most of these formations are composed of weakly cemented loose sand grains, the primary challenge with these unconsolidated sandstone formations is that loose sand grains start to produce along with hydrocarbons when the wells are online. Once they enter the wellbore they erode the downhole completion equipment and tubing and fill up the pipelines and flow separators. All of these might result in completion failures and will require costly work over operations.
Our VECTOR™ sand control screen is used in sand control applications where the formation sand is uniform and well sorted. The VECTOR screen is built using the field-proven vector shroud of the premium EXCLUDER™ screen.