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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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