Sand Control Systems

Baker Hughes has been the world leader in gravel pack solutions for nearly 30 years and in soft formation pumping services for over 20 years.

Many of the world’s oil and gas wells produce from unconsolidated sandstones that produce formation sand with reservoir fluids. Problems that are associated with sand production include: plugging of perforation tunnels, sanding up of the production interval, accumulation in surface separators, and potential failure of downhole and surface equipment from erosion. These problems can pose serious economic and safety risks. Soft formation wells require specialized sand control completion practices to allow hydrocarbons to be produced without formation sand.

While it is important to effectively prevent sand production, it is equally important to do so in a way that does not hinder a well’s productivity. This dual goal drives Baker Hughes ongoing contributions to the design and development of completion solutions for unconsolidated formations. Regardless of what is required, an openhole horizontal gravel pack, a high-rate frac pack, a cased-hole gravel pack, acid stimulation, or a stand-alone screen completion, operators know they can depend on Baker Hughes for solutions that are best-in-class.

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