3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens
Working beyond the limits of state-of-the-art metallic sand screens.
Designed for unconsolidated reservoirs with the risk of significant sand production.
Cross section of ceramic sand screen
One of the few issues with ceramics is its limited toughness. However, with more than 85 years of experience in ceramic materials, this drawback has been overcome. The company’s design and engineering competence facilitates the tailoring of ceramic systems for challenging applications.
The 3M™ Sand Screen design is well suited to ceramics and gives flexibility to the stack of ceramic rings while providing stability against torsion and flexure. As a consequence, the 3M™ Ceramic Stand-alone Sand Screen savely passes dog legs and can even be retrieved without harming the ceramic rings.
Minimizing pressure losses is a major issue during oil and gas production. To meet this important goal, extensive modeling on ring and gap design as well as a set of flow tests has been performed. The comparison of theory and practice is fully congruent:
The pressure loss over the 3M™ Ceramic Stand-alone Sand Screen stays very low for a broad range of flow rates up to 2,500 stb/d.
No abrasion ( 20 times higher hardness than metal )
Higher collapse resistance ( twice the stiffness than metal )
For horizontal, slanted and vertical wells
Retrofitting with the system on existing commercial landing nipples
Product ist manufactured and sold by ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG, a 3M company.
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The management system has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 50001, DIN EN ISO 14001.
Please recycle. Printed in Germany.
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