Weatherford wins $15 million expandable sand control contract in Ivory Coast

CNR International, operator of the Baobab field in deepwater Ivory Coast, has awarded Weatherford International Ltd. a $15 million contract to install an expandable sand control system.

CNR International, operator of the Baobab field in deepwater Ivory Coast, has awarded Weatherford International Ltd. a $15 million contract to install an expandable sand control system.

The 10-well contract includes expandable sand screens (ESS) deployed on a new single trip deployment system, and includes a newly designed downhole Fluid Loss Valve (FLV) system. This is the first development that will exclusively use long ESS strings deployed single trip in deepwater.

The Baobab field, set in 4,000 ft of water, is a leading-edge deepwater development. Weatherford will provide CNR International with an expandable sand control system for use on all its production and injection wells. The expandable sand screens provide a larger completion diameter, proven benefits of reliable sand control, and enhanced productivity/injectivity. The FLV helps enhance well productivity by protecting the formation from damage and, as an interventionless barrier, reduces completion costs and installation time.

The first production well has been completed. Approximately 2,200 ft of ESS were installed and expanded in June. Production testing has confirmed excellent well deliverability and no sand production. Further installations will take place throughout 2004-2005.

09-2-04

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