LONDON – A new gravel-pack and frac-pack system designed for higher bottomhole temperatures is available from Baker Hughes.
The single-platform SC-XP system can be used for both frac packing and openhole gravel packing. The system incorporates the critical features of Baker Hughes gravel pack systems coupled with engineering design enhancements onto a single platform. It can be run into the well up to 30% faster than previous systems, says Baker Hughes.
Available in 7⅝-in. and 9⅝-in. sizes, the SC-XP system can operate at temperatures up to 400°F (204°C), treating pressures of 15,000 psi (103.421 MPa), and can convey proppant volumes up to 1,600,000 lb at a rate of 65 bpm, while preserving casing integrity.
Baker Hughes recently performed the first commercial frac-pack job with the SC-XP system in the Gulf of Mexico for a major operator in the South Timbalier field. The system was used to frac pack a completion in 7⅝-in. casing at a depth of 12,600 ft (3,840 m).