ICD isolation – Eliminate or reduce water production
When facing any symptom of ICD failure, the isolation of the ICD is necessary to eliminate or reduce water production. Saltel expandable steel patch can reduce or eliminate excess water production from failing ICDs. ICD failures usually occur in a well due to:
- Wrong positioning
- filter cake
- incorrect screen design (causing screen collapse and cutting production)
The Patch is an appropriate alternative molding the internal shape of the ICD, withstanding high internal pressure (most hydraulic fracturing pressures), and leaving large ID for running most standard downhole tools, and restores casing/tubing characteristics. The patch comes up with a high-quality stainless steel sleeve with an outer profiled sealing cover.