The performance of stand alone screens can be predicted by developing master curves for individual screens based on the screen opening pore size and an effective formation particle size factor.Screen mesh designs and pore structures have unique performance curves which can be used with particle size analysis from whole or sidewall cores to aid in the selection of screens which will meet performance criteria for solids production and flow capacity for a specific wellbore.The paper describes the procedures for developing the performance master curves for screen laminates.Examples are given illustrating the predictive data for solids production and flow capacity for a series of well core samples.

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