Sand Control in Well Construction and Operation

  • Davorin Matanovic
  • Marin Cikes
  • Bojan Moslavac

Part of the Springer Environmental Science and Engineering book series (SPRINGERENVIRON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Davorin Matanović, Marin Čikeš, Bojan Moslavac
    Pages 1-17
  3. Davorin Matanović, Marin Čikeš, Bojan Moslavac
    Pages 19-27
  4. Davorin Matanović, Marin Čikeš, Bojan Moslavac
    Pages 29-83
  5. Davorin Matanović, Marin Čikeš, Bojan Moslavac
    Pages 85-94
  6. Davorin Matanović, Marin Čikeš, Bojan Moslavac
    Pages 95-150
  7. Davorin Matanović, Marin Čikeš, Bojan Moslavac
    Pages 151-162
  8. Davorin Matanović, Marin Čikeš, Bojan Moslavac
    Pages 163-170
  9. Davorin Matanović, Marin Čikeš, Bojan Moslavac
    Pages 171-193
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Chemical consolidation Gravel pack Sand control Screens Well completion and workover

Authors and affiliations

  • Davorin Matanovic
    • 1
  • Marin Cikes
    • 2
  • Bojan Moslavac
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of mining, geology and petroleum, Petroleum engineering departmentUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of mining, geology and petroleum, Petroleum engineering departmentUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Faculty of mining, geology and petroleum, Petroleum engineering departmentUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25614-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25613-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25614-1
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