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Author Matanović, Davorin

Title Sand control in well construction and operation / Davorin Matanović, Marin Čikeš, Bojan Moslavac
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (vii, 200 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer environmental science and engineering
Springer environmental science and engineering.
Contents Reasons for sand production and prediction possibilities -- Obtaining relevant formation data and samples -- Sand control techniques -- Treatment fluid selection -- Gravel -- pack design -- Screen design -- Chemical consolidation design -- Frack packing -- Perforating for sand control -- Surface equipment (pumping, mixing, filtering) -- Down hole equipment -- Sand control method selection
Summary Produced sand causes a lot of problems. From that reasons sand production must be monitored and kept within acceptable limits. Sand control problems in wells result from improper completion techniques or changes in reservoir properties. The idea is to provide support to the formation to prevent movement under stresses resulting from fluid flow from reservoir to well bore. That means that sand control often result with reduced well production. Control of sand production is achieved by: reducing drag forces (the cheapest and most effective method), mechanical sand bridging (screens, gravel packs) and increasing of formation strength (chemical consolidation). For open hole completions or with un-cemented slotted liners/screens sand failure will occur and must be predicted. Main problem is plugging. To combat well failures due to plugging and sand breakthrough Water-Packing or Shunt-Packing are used
Analysis Geography
Hydraulic engineering
Earth Sciences
Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Oil wells -- Sand control.
Oil wells -- Sand control.
Form Electronic book
Author Čikeš, Marin
Moslavac, Bojan
ISBN 9783642256141