Baker Hughes has announced a new gravel-pack and frac-pack system designed to increase operational efficiency by withstanding higher bottomhole temperatures and to improve production ratings. The SC-XP system combines field-proven technology and design enhancements for advanced performance in extreme environments. The single-platform SC-XP can be used for both frac packing and openhole gravel packing. It can be run into the well up to 30% faster than previous systems. Available in 7⅝-in. and 9⅝-in. sizes, the SC-XP system can operate reliably at temperatures up to 400°F and treating pressures of 15,000 psi, and can convey proppant volumes up to 1,600,000 lbm at a rate of 65 bbl/min while still preserving casing integrity. The system has undergone extensive erosion and stack-up testing at technology centers and test wells. The system is a PayZone solution, designed to help operators maximize recovery from their reservoirs. The SC-XP was introduced in a commercial frac-pack job in the Gulf of Mexico for a major operator in the South Timbalier field. The system was used to frac-pack a completion in 7⅝-in. casing at a depth of 12,600 ft.
- For additional information, visit www.bakerhughes.com.
Don't miss out on the latest technology delivered to your email weekly. Sign up for the JPT newsletter. If you are not logged in, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to click on to confirm you want to receive the newsletter.