Sand control screens are filtration solutions that are used in the oil and gas industry to prevent sand and other particulates from entering the wellbore during production. Sand production can cause a range of problems, from equipment damage to reduced productivity, and can be costly to remediate. In this blog from Porous Metal Filters, we’ll explore how sand control screens provide an effective solution to these problems and are an essential component of well completions.
What Are Sand Control Screens?
The Design of Sand Control Screens
Sand control screens are typically made from metal mesh, which is designed to allow oil and gas to flow through while preventing sand and other particles from entering the wellbore. The screens are often designed to be placed in the annulus between the casing and the formation and can be installed using a variety of techniques, including gravel packing.
PMF's Unique Screen Design
Porous Metal Filters, Inc. (PMF) provides a unique sand control screen design that incorporates multiple diffusion-bonded layers of woven metal mesh. This creates a single monolithic sand control screen that is robust and has enhanced filtration characteristics, providing a solution to any sand control problem. PMF's SinterPore® sand control screens range from single-layer woven metal mesh to multi-layer diffusion bonded premium cartridges.
Fit for Purpose
PMF's SinterPore cartridges are designed to be fit for purpose for standalone or gravel pack applications as well as for open-hole and cased-hole environments. This means that PMF's sand control screens can be used in a variety of applications and can be customized to meet the specific needs of each well.
Benefits of Using PMF's Sand Control Screens
PMF's SinterPore sand control screens provide a range of benefits for oil and gas production. These include enhanced filtration performance, reduced sand production, increased well productivity, and reduced maintenance and downtime. PMF's sand control screens are also highly customizable and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each well.