The FloExtreme ICD is designed for high-rate injection wells where there is a risk of erosion downstream of conventional ICDs due to high ﬂuid velocity exiting the device.
The FloExtreme ICD Injection can be applied to high-rate water injection wells, gas injection wells requiring high differential pressure across the ICD, or in applications where an erosion mechanism may act on the casing, liner, wellbore, ICD housing or shroud.
Fluid exiting a nozzle-based ICD will form a jet that can result in high shear stresses and subsequent erosion of the completion components downstream of the nozzle.
The FloExtreme ICD is installed within a conventional ICD housing on TAQA’s FloRight direct wrap screens, or on an independent mandrel (sub). The FloExtreme ICD features a sacriﬁcial tungsten carbide energy dissipation cone downstream of the ICD nozzle. The dissipation cone diverts the ﬂow in a radial direction to multiple exit points, reducing the ﬂow velocity and preventing impingement of the ﬂow on the base pipe for production wells, and ICD housing or shroud for water injection wells.