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1. (WO2018038724) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPENING SCREEN JOINTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/038724    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048431
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: E21B 43/02
E21B 43/10
E21B 17/00
Applicants: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
Inventors: GRECI, Stephen Michael
LEAST, Brandon Thomas
FROSELL, Thomas J.
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPENING SCREEN JOINTS
Abstract:
Example systems and methods are described that operate to open screen joints using mechanically-generated perforations for beginning fluid production. In an example system, a screen joint is deployed in a production tubing within a wellbore. The screen joint includes a screen element and a blank housing that are coupled to an exterior surface of a non]perforated base pipe. Further, the screen joint includes a locator profile positioned along an interior surface of the non]perforated base pipe. A perforator is deployed within the screen joint that includes a mechanical perforator and a locator for engaging with the locator profile to position the mechanical perforator under the blank housing.