Sand Production Prediction and Sand Management

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Course Objectives

Learn to:

  • Predict solids production
  • Choose optimum completions to prevent or slow the production of solids

Course Length: 3 days

Delivery Locations

  • See online schedule
  • Customer on-site course available

Who Should Attend

Personnel working with sand management strategies, sanding evaluation, field, well and core data acquisition, the impact of sand control on well performance, and optimum sand control methods.

  • Development Geologists
  • Petrophysicists
  • Rock Mechanics Specialists
  • Production Engineers / Technologists
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Completion Engineers
  • Well Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Reservoir Engineers

Course Description

Sand production is a major challenge to sustained profitability for the well. Through exercises, discussion, and case studies, this course helps the participants to better understand the likelihood of sand (solids) production during the field lifetime. It discusses sand production prediction and evaluation methods, typical outputs of sanding studies, sand control types, and selection of optimum sand control methods.

Topics include:

  • Physics of rock failure and sand (solids) production
  • Sand (solids) management principles
  • In situ stresses and rock strength testing, modelling, QC and calibration
  • Grain size analysis principles
  • Sand production prediction methods: empirical, analytical and numerical
  • Solids lift modelling and sanding monitoring
  • Assessing severity and implications of compaction on sand control

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