Expandable completions will play a bigger role in operators' sand control portfolios.Currently, production from sand-prone environments accounts for approximately one-third of BP's current total production, and this will grow significantly as many of BP's new growth areas ramp up production over the next few years. In addition many of BP's water injectors will require sand control.Well completions in sand-prone environments raise several major risks not normally faced in more competent formations. In many cases these risks, and the costs of remedial activities, are magnified by the wells being operated subsea....

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