This paper presents a case history in which a single-trip multizone sand control system was successfully deployed in Malaysia using a hydraulic workover (HWO) unit. The well consists of two (2) zones which were both treated and completed in a single-trip gravel pack system. This paper discusses in detail the design selection and operation, which includes the challenges faced and mitigation to overcome the challenges. All operations involved were completed with a significant time and operational cost saving to the operator.
This was the first successful single-trip multizone installation using HWO globally. The sustained prolific oil production from this well affirms the success of the completion and gravel pack treatment method. These positive results highlight the importance of operator technical/operations personnel and service providers working as a team to develop the most appropriate solutions to the technical and operational challenges encountered.