Completion operations, for oil and gas wells, arc usually performed in casing sizes not exceeding 13-3/8" (34.0 cm) with the majority of completions being performed in 9-5/8" (24.5 cm) and smaller. As such, the availability of completion equipment, for large diameter casings, becomes extremely limited or nonexistent. Occasionally, conditions may exist which require the completion to be designed in a casing size larger than 13-3/8" (34.0 cm). In order to complete in these casing sizes, special equipment must be designed.

This paper discusses the design criteria, development, and subsequent use of perforating and gravel pack equipment generated for use in 20" (50.8 cm) casing. The theoretical approach to the evolution of this equipment is applicable to the development of additional systems.

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