The discovery of new fields in the Amazon forest and in deep water offshore Campos Basin led Petrobras to adopt non conventional sand control completion techniques. The main goals were increase productivity, delay gas/water conning and support unconsolidated formations in water injection wells.

This paper will describe the experience acquired running screens in 23 horizontal open hole wells in Brazil. Several improvements were made on the equipment, procedures and in the well design due to the problems faced during the execution of the jobs.

As a result, the main objectives were achieved and new trends were established aimed at deep water fields development.

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