Publications 

We work collaboratively to share our work with the technical community by publishing and presenting at conferences and exhibitions, which you can view by clicking on any of the publications below. 

DuneFront Publications

Understanding and Preventing Incomplete Shunted Open Hole Packs in Trinidad's Colibri Field
Written by: Raymond Tibbles, Phil Wassouf, Kesavan Govinathan, DUNEFRONT. Patrick Campbell, Vijay Daniel, Michael LaPointe, Pichate Rattananon, Ying Zhang, SHELL.

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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2022, SPE-210078-MS.

YEAR: 2022

An Integrated Approach to the Design and Modelling of High Rate Water Pack Treatments
Written by: Kesavan Govinathan, Jonathan Sallis, Samyak Jain, Raymond Tibbles, DUNEFRONT. Mike Foster, BP. Bart Waltman, SHELL.

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Presented at the SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, 23-24 February, SPE-208812-MS

YEAR: 2022

Understanding AICD Gravel Packing 
Written by: Carlos Pedroso, ENAUTA. Kesavan Govinathan, Ian Mickelburgh, Philip Wassouf, DUNEFRONT. Carolina Latini, HALLIBURTON.

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Presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dubai, UAE, 21-23 September, SPE-206153-MS.

YEAR: 2021

Understanding Sand Control Installation Failures

Written by: Raymond Tibbles, Kesavan Govinathan, Ian Mickelburgh, Samyak Jain and Philip Wassouf, DUNEFRONT.

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Presented at the SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, USA, 19-21 February, SPE-199251-MS.

YEAR: 2020

Optimizing Sand Control Treatments Using Gauge Data

Written by: Samyak Jain, Philip Wassouf and Raymond Tibbles, DUNEFRONT.

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Presented at the Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, 23-25 October, SPE-192094-MS.

YEAR: 2018

Modelling and Verification of Gravel Pack Treatments in ACG Field to Improve Sand Control Reliability
Written by: Hikmet Hasanov, Colin John, BP. Philip Wassouf and Samyak Jain, DUNEFRONT.

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Presented at the SPE Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition, Baku, Azerbaijan, 1–3 November, SPE-189004-MS.

YEAR: 2017

Engineering Gravel Packs for Reliability

Written by: Philip Wassouf, Samyak Jain, DUNEFRONT. Aart Van Kranenburg, SHELL.

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Presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dubai, UAE, 26-28 September, SPE-181397-MS.

YEAR: 2016

Publications that feature PackPro

A Critical Review of Shunt Tube Deployed Open Hole Gravel Pack Completions Pumped with no Positive Surface Pressure
Written by: Kevin Whaley, Tahir Tahirov, Sherine Khedr, Henry Pettinger-Harte, Svetlana Ivanova, and Pierre Wood, BP. MayeBeldongar, Bala Gadiyar, and Nelson Felix, SCHLUMBERGER. 

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DuneFront PackPro software was used to evaluate the gravel pack wells highlighted in the paper to understand better on u-tubing and how it affected the gravel pack treatment

Presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2022, SPE-210121-MS.

YEAR: 2022

World Longest Single-Trip Multizone Cased Hole Gravel Packing with Alternate Path Shunt Tubes
Written by: Pui Ling Chin and Nicholas Moses, SCHLUMBERGER. Abdil Adzeem B Ahmad Mahdzan, Azfar Israa Abu Bakar, M.Abshar B. M. Nor, et al. PETRONAS.  Saharul Hashim, Syukri Shahabuddin,HALLIBURTON.

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DuneFront PackPro software was used to simulate pumping pressure and friction across shunts and to formulate an optimum pumping design that allows all the zones of interest to be successfully packed. The software was also used to analyze the packing responses using downhole gauges data.

Presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, Virtual, March 2021, IPTC-21324-MS.

YEAR: 2021

Industry First Openhole Alternate Path Gravel Pack Completion in HPHT Environment: Fluid Development and Case History
Written by: Pradeep Pillai, Chih-Cheng Lin, et al. SHELL. Edward Derkach, Valerie Lafitte, et al. SCHLUMBERGER.

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DuneFront PackPro software was used to model all the likely scenarios that could occur during the GP operation with the newly developed fluid. OH collapse, losses and effect of fluid degradation on the gravel pack operation were evaluated in PackPro.

Presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dubai, UAE, September, SPE-206048-MS

YEAR: 2021

Novel Techniques Enable Successful Gravel Packing of Long Horizontal North Sea Wells

Written by: James Andrew Firth, BAKER HUGHES. Hisham Hamid, BP.  Pedro Martin Saldungary, CARBO CERAMICS.

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DuneFront PackPro software used to design and evaluate two North Sea wells completed with Ultra-Lightweight (ULW) proppant and diverter valves.

Presented at the SPE Europec, Virtual, December, SPE-200618-MS.

YEAR: 2020

Optimised Pumping Design for 100% Pack Efficiency in Open-Hole Gravel Packs: A Field Study from Offshore Republic of Congo

Written by: Thomas Hubert, Mike Tony Chembou, PERENCO. Nicolas Dupouy, Robert Ilyasov, et al. HALLIBURTON.

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DuneFront PackPro software used to design two Open Hole Gravel Pack (OHGP) wells using placement of multiple alpha waves, followed by beta wave in a low-fracture gradient environment.

Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, November, SPE-202291-MS

YEAR: 2020

The First 7-in Single-Trip Multizone STMZ Gravel Pack Completion Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Malaysia Offshore
Written by: Hasmizah Bakar, W M Faris W Hassan, et al. PETRONAS CARIGALI. Saharul Hashim,  Dennis Tham, et al. HALLIBURTON.

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DuneFront PackPro software used to design two single trip multi-zone Cased Hole Gravel Pack (CHGP) and High-Rate Water Pack (HRWP) wells offshore Malaysia

Presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, November, SPE-202324-MS.

YEAR: 2020

First Open Hole Gravel Pack with AICD in Ultra Deep Water

Written by: Carlos Alberto Pedroso, ENAUTA. Carolina Latini, Peterson Garcia and Robson Soares, HALLIBURTON. Zaque Araujo, TRACERCO.

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DuneFront PackPro software used to design an Open Hole Gravel Pack (OHGP) with an AICD screens in a narrow operational window in the Santos Basin, Brazil

Presented at the SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, February. 

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YEAR: 2020

Application of New Technologies to GoM for a Successful Open Hole Gravel Pack

Written by: Kegan Rodrigues, Whaley Kevin, et al. BP. Chidi Nwafor, Carlos Gutierrez, et al. SLB.

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DuneFront PackPro software used to successfully design BP’s first open-hole displacement and Open Hole Gravel Pack (OHGP) in the Gulf of Mexico

Presented at the SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, February. SPE-199338-MS

YEAR: 2020

Sand Control Completions for Raven Field in Egypt

Written by: Tahir Tahirov, Wael El-Wakeel, Ghulam Mohiuldin, Kevin Whaley, Phillip Jackson, Michael Olinger, Mohamed Mansour and Ibrahim Elshafaie, BP EXPLORATION OPERATING.

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DuneFront PackPro software used to design a complex Open Hole Gravel Pack (OHGP) treatment inside a pre-drilled liner in a HPHT environment in Egypt

Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May, OTC-29549-MS.

YEAR: 2019

Successful Deployment of Horizontal Openhole Gravel Pack with Alternate Path Technique and Filter-Cake Breaker Placement for Effective Well Cleanup Offshore Myanmar

Written by: Chidi Ogueri, Paneepan Somkleeb, Halliburton. Michel Falla Total E & P.

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DuneFront PackPro software used to perform a design comparison between Alpha/Beta and Alternate Path placement techniques offshore Myanmar.

Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Bali, Indonesia, October, SPE-196535-MS

YEAR: 2019