The oil industry continues to face the problem of sand production /movement along with the oil/gas due to migration of fine sand. The most common method for sand control is mechanical method of sand-control by gravel packing with installing a assembly in the well, before commencement of oil/gas production. The gravel-pack results in slightly lesser productivity due to pressure-drop across the pack / liner. This also sometimes results in complicated fishing in case of deep / inclined wells. An innovative idea of packing the formation with suitable gravel at high rate has been tried in-all 30 wells to arrest the movement of sand. It has been termed as "High Rate Formation-Pack".

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