Packer system, lightweight gravel offer solution for North Sea openhole gravel pack.In the first part of the 1990s, cased-hole gravel pack was the primary sand control measure in Statoil; however, during the last decade openhole solutions have been taking over. Statoil has had good success with openhole gravel-pack operations in horizontal wells up to 3,937 ft (1,200 m) in length. More recently, this sand control technique has been successfully combined with intelligent completions in wells on the Norne Satellite field. In the Norne wells, up to four reservoir layers were...

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