Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

RGL’s paper on sand control makes SPE recommended reading list

Calgary, AB – February 13, 2018 – Each year, SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT) short lists technical papers featuring innovative concepts for specific, energy industry sectors. RGL’s paper, by Mahdi Mahmoudi, Ph.D on “Sand-Screen Design and Optimization for Horizontal Wells Using Reservoir Grain-Size-Distribution Mapping - SPE 17903” was one of only three papers recommended in the 2017 Sand Management and Sand Control category.

In the paper, Dr. Mahmoudi, RGL’s lead research engineer for the proLAB™ Sand Control Testing initiative, provides a novel workflow for the design and optimization of screening for horizontal wells, which could be used to optimize the design of standalone sand screens, such as slotted liner, precise punch screen, and wire wrapped screen.

Dr. Mahmoudi’s paper was recommended by R.J Wetzel, drilling and completions senior adviser and team lead for the SandFace Completions Team at Chevron. In his recommendation, Wetzel stressed the importance of developing consistent practices in the early design phase of sand control applications. He suggested that sand control testing could be a critical step to improving completion quality and optimizing well performance.

SPE is the largest individual member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the oil and gas industry. Their JPT Editorial Committee is comprised of 47 oil and gas professionals who are experts in their field.

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