This paper outlines and discusses the issues surrounding the TOTAL AUSTRAL Carina and Aries field development project and the engineering issues addressed to facilitate achieving the project goals of producing gas at high rates from the shallow unconsolidated sand stone reservoirs.

The main challenge in terms of completion architecture was to maximize the well head flowing pressure while insuring "long term integrity" of wells. This was addressed through implementation of limited - or even not - proven technologies.

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