Sand Control Techniques

Approach to Sand Production Reasons & Remedial Action

Production & Operation Technology
Well Drilling & Completion Technology


Sand production from (relatively) unconsolidated reservoirs is a frequently encountered, costly operational problem which has a significant impact on the case of well operation and the economics of oil or gas production. It is usually associated with shallow, young formations, but has also been encountered at depths greater than 4000m. Other types of unstable formations also show similar production problems -i.e. they allow “pieces” of the formation to break away and enter the perforation or wellbore. Soft chalks, shales, siltstones and rubble zones can all flow particles, undergo plastic failure or slough particles due to mechanical formation failure the stresses imposed by well production. This PetroDeep training course will highlight: • The rock mechanical process that lead to sand production • What institutes a sand production problem from a production operator’s point of view • Indicate the operational measures taken to identify a sand problem well • The various types of sand control. These include sand consolidation and the mechanical methods: screens/prepacks/gravel packing/frac packing • The completion operations required for the installation of sand control • Introduce the new approach to stand alone screen (through tubing and through casing)

Code Venue Fees ($) Dates
WD004 Dubai, U.A.E 4500 June 9, 2019 – June 13, 2019
WD004 California, U.S.A 6500 August 4, 2019 – August 8, 2019
WD004 Abu Dhabi, U.A.E 4500 September 29, 2019 – October 3, 2019

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