- Producers and injectors
- Conventional oil and gas
- Sand control and non-sand control environments
- Highly fractured reservoirs
- High-rate gas wells
- Gas condensate wells
Our EQUALIZER HELIX™ autonomous inflow/injection control device (ICD) uses a helical flow path to create a pressure drop across the completion, inducing consistent production along the entire lateral. This design has significant advantages over orifice or nozzle ICDs, which use flow constriction to generate differential pressure and can be prone to erosion and plugging.
The EQUALIZER HELIX ICD uses surface friction to create a pressure drop by directing flow through helical channels around the base pipe. With large flow area and low velocity, the EQUALIZER HELIX design is not susceptible to erosion or plugging. Its resistance rating is customized for the application to match the reservoir and completion requirements. It is especially recommended for use in high gas/oil ratio wells and gas producers, as well as water, steam, or chemical injector wells.
When combined with Baker Hughes's sand control screens, the EQUALIZER HELIX ICD has been applied successfully in sandstone formations throughout the world. The EQUALIZER HELIX consolidated formation (CF) system also has a proven record in consolidated formations such as carbonates.