SPE Symposium: Sand Control
Muzeul Gazelor Naturale 10 Oct 2018, from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
SPE Symposium Sand Control
The event SPE Sand Control Symposium brought together top level professionals from Romania from the two major operators, OMW Petrom and Romgaz, together with the service company Halliburton. At the symposium was highlighted the sand control applications and challenges to find the fit-for-purpose solution, the new technology for open hole gravel packing and expandable screens and also the necessary equipment to perform sand control operations in the oil and gas wells.
Sand Control Symposium is one of the events included in the Technical Program 2018-2019 of SPE Romanian Section and was scheduled to be organized in the second semester of 2018.
Sand Control topic was select based on the feedback received on questioners at the last event organized in Medias in June 2018.
Figure 1 – Ion FOIDAS, Head of Production, Romgaz
Ion Foidas, the SPE Romanian Section Medias Group Chairperson, expressed the welcome to all SPE members to the Sand Control Event and the honor that Romgaz hosts another technical event organized by SPE.
He expressed the joy that specialists from OMW Petrom and Halliburton with an undeniable experience in sand control domain are present at the event and will share their lessons learned and best practices for successful operations.
Figure 2 – Alexandru DRAGOMIR, SPE Romanian Section Chairperson
Alexandru Dragomir, SPE Romanian Section Chairperson expressed the honor to have at Medias another SPE event included in the SPE Technical Program 2018-2019 whose topic is extremely challenging for oil and gas industry specialists. The SPE Romanian Section Chairperson presented the agenda of the event and remembered to SPE members about SPE membership renewal for 2019.
Also he announced the next SPE event from 2018 which will take place in November at ICPT Campina and is a Distinguished Lecturer event entitled “SPE Symposium: Descaling”.
Mr. Eugen Tatu, Expert Sand Control, OMV Petrom and Mr. Marius Dobrescu, Sand Control Engineer, OMV Petrom, presented the Sand Control application and Lessons Learnt from operations run in the oil and gas fields. They made a brief introduction about the sand control methods and selection and design factors, then they presented the necessary equipment for certain methods to execute sand control operations.
Figure 3 – Eugen TATU (left) and Marius DOBRESCU(right)
The speakers presented the advantages and possible disadvantages of the most used methods in sand control:
– Gravel Pack
– Stand Alone Screen
– Expandable Screen (new technology)
– Chemical Methods for Sand Control
The presentation was interactive with the participants and were debated many aspects related to sand control equipment, process, etc.
Mr. Alexandru Dragomir, Sand Control & Stimulation Manager, Production Technology Department Upstream in OMV PETROM presented the High Pressures Sand Control and conventional gravel packing where the main purpose is productivity enhancement through bypassing formation damage.
Figure 4 – Alexandru DRAGOMIR, Sand Control & Stimulation Manager, OMV Petrom
The Romgaz specialist in sand Control Operations, Eugen Nitu, at the end of presentation, has an intervention where he presented the Romgaz experiences in sand control operations, he presented the main challenges and which are the most used technologies used in Romgaz fields.
Figure 5 – Eugen NIT, Specialist in Sand Control, Medias
Mr. Marius Albu presented a new technology STGP&T Single-Trip Gravel Pack and Treat System, which is applied in horizontal wells and it is used during drilling, completion and gravel pack operation as a system and not with individual parts. He presented how is run this equipment and the advantages of using a top technology in sand control operations while reducing the costs.
Then he presented the hydraulic screens, a unique features in sand control operation, were the main benefits and challenges were highlighted, respectively were given some examples and results obtained after the the hydraulic screens where used in the world oil and gas fields (Norway, Gabon).
Figure 6 – Marius ALBU, Senior Technical Professional Completion, Halliburton
We appreciate the support of oil & gas companies active in Romania, being always open to share experience and contribute to technology improvement and development.
This event could not happen without the support of the two major operators, Romgaz and OMV Petrom and service company, Halliburton.
Thank you to all attendees!