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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1882
... 1D geomechanical model calibrated with field stress measurements and drilling data, well logs and core tests is used to assess the risk of sand production for field life duration for both existing and future wells. The field geomechanical model revealed subtle variations from the regional stress...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1897
... to prevent perforation failure and sand production. Ideally, the entire perforation volume is packed with proppant. However, there are cases of poor proppant packing jobs, which may leave perforations partially or completely unsupported. This increases the chances of perforation failure, sand production...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1244
... for any completion strategy is sand production across the life of a reservoir. If not managed appropriately, sand production will damage completion equipment and will lead to avoidable interventions or even premature well abandonment, both of which dramatically outweigh any upfront cost savings...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-2147
...-produce the sand to surface, requires an understanding of the mechanisms that cause sanding and the development of a field- and often reservoir-specific model to define the critical pressure conditions for sand production. The optimum sand control and completion decision is then selected based...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1804
..., the triaxial compressive strength test and the reservoir strength profile prediction are carried out by using the reservoir core, and the water bubble strength test and the variation law of the reservoir core are also studied. Sand production prediction is carried out by using acoustic time difference method...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1449
... ABSTRACT: Solids production is a complex physical process which is controlled by several factors including mechanical failure from in-situ stresses and hydrodynamic erosion from fluid flow. Mathematical and numerical models developed for the prediction of sand production, are usually based...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1848
... Abstract Sand production is a complex phenomenon in oil wells where sand grains or chunks are detached from the formation during loading processes and transported to the wellbore by the flowing fluids, either oil, water or gas. This article presents a complete set of different laboratory tests...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-0360
... ABSTRACT: Sand production becomes a serious problem during the life of a well in the Zubair reservoir. In addition to the costs associated with lost production, workover operations, and the repair of electrical submersible pumps (ESP), field operators also have to manage the separation...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-0473
... ABSTRACT: Sand production is a challenging problem for production of oil and gas from unconsolidated sandstones, which may incur erosion and damage in the production pipe and surface of the equipment. Various methods, such as standalone sand screens, gravel packing and frac&pack have been...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1561
... ABSTRACT: A three-phase flow large pre-packed Sand Retention Test (SRT) assembly was employed with different screen specifications for typical sand prints within McMurray Formation in Western Canada. Cumulative sand production and retained permeability are utilized as the sand control...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1541
... ABSTRACT: Sand production is a serious problem in heavy oil thermal recovery wells in the Bohai Bay, China. In this study, a comprehensive thermal-hydro-mechanical sand production model combining the processes of drilling, screen insertion, and gravel packing was established based...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1678
... and the plastic zone leads to solids production to the borehole. The model is also applicable to the description of transient sand production from perforation cavities. Reservoir Characterization Completion Installation and Operations elastic zone wellbore integrity Upstream Oil & Gas reservoir...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1887
... to study the sand production law of hydrate reservoir, to make appropriate sand control measures and to control the amount of sand reasonably. Based on the analysis of the key problems of sand production in a certain block of the South China Sea, a set of experimental device for simulating hydrate sand...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1919
... ABSTRACT: This paper takes a typical ultra-deep tight sandstone gas reservoir located in Tarim Basin as an example to investigate the rare sand production problem. The situation of sand production was presented, and then conventional analyses were conducted. As follow, six tight sandstone...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-2070
... ABSTRACT: Sand production has long been recognized as a major problem during the extraction of oil/gas from weak sandstone reservoirs. It has been well accepted that sand production is almost inevitable in poorly consolidated and unconsolidated sandstones due to the extremely low strength...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-2006
... in the permeability of the collapsed tunnel magnifies flow convergence skin significantly, especially in the lower shot densities and this added pressure drop can be very troubling. Results show in lower perforation densities higher pressure drawdowns may trigger sand production due to the tensile failure...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-642
... to sanding, the higher stress can stabilize the sand bridges: Increased normal forces between near-slot sand particles result in a higher inter-particle friction, hence, more stable sand bridges and less produced sand. The lower and upper bounds of slot window are governed by plugging and sand production...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-1206
... around the well: liquefied zone, yielded zone, transition zone and intact zone, each one with different mechanical and petrophysical properties, which are changing during the oil and sand production. A single well model that couples a fluid flow model and an elastoplastic geomechanical model is the tool...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-801
... ABSTRACT: Sand production is a crucial operational and design concern for wells in unconsolidated reservoirs. Various well completions have been used to minimize sanding, however, it is very challenging to verily their efficiencies from the sand control standpoint. In this research, we...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-221
... ABSTRACT: Wellbore instability and formation sand production pose potential risks for wellbore drilling, completion and production operations. In many sandstone reservoirs worldwide, sand production has been observed to accompany oil and gas production. In this study, we aim to estimate...

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