Many small oilfields in poorly sorted and highly non-uniform unconsolidated formations with high fines content cannot be<br>developed economically using the preferred sand control method, gravel pack. ‘J’ Field in Malaysia is a small oilfield with<br>marginal economics that was developed successfully using stand-alone screen (SAS), a cost-effective open hole (OH) sand control<br>method. Deployment of SAS in ‘J’ Field does not meet the industry-accepted criteria for sand control methods but provided the<br>operator adequate sand control while fulfilling its economic needs. Recent advances in OH sandface completion technologies such<br>as multi-layer mesh screens, inflow control devices (ICDs), and zonal isolation using swellable packers provided improved<br>performance and reliability of recent SAS installations.


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