• Davorin Matanović
  • Marin Čikeš
  • Bojan Moslavac
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The origin, nature and consequences of sand production should be thoroughly examined and evaluated. They have great impact on the nature of the production system if they are produced. Surface gathering system, separating system equipment and some kind of surface safe disposal should be considered too, because of cleaning and disposal expenses.

Also the stability of the formation is changed due the lost of bearing solid material. The problem can be solved using a combination of geomechanical evaluation, optimization of well parameters, oriented and selective perforation, and production optimization by controlling drawdown through the wellbore life cycle.


Tangential Stress Bottomhole Pressure Maximum Horizontal Stress Sand Production Sand Control 
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Poro-elastic constant (Eq. 1.13), dimensionless


Well azimuth, degrees


Cohesive strength of the rock, Pa


Bulk rock compressibility, Pa−1


Grain compressibility, Pa−1


Critical bottomhole flowing pressure, Pa


Critical drawdown pressure to cause failure, Pa


Young’s modulus, Pa


Original void ratio, dimensionless


Thickness of the zone, m


Well inclination, degrees


Loading factor (Eq. 1.19), dimensionless


Reservoir pressure (far field), Pa


Initial pore pressure, Pa


Pore pressure, Pa


Initial pore pressure, Pa


Wellbore pressure, Pa


Bottomhole flowing pressure, Pa


Near wellbore position, m


Wellbore radius, m


Initial formation temperature, K


Tensile strength of formation rock, Pa


Wellbore wall temperature, K


Collapse pressure of the standard specimen, Pa


Effective strength of the formation, Pa


Biot’s constant, dimensionless


Volumetric-thermal-expansion-constant, K−1


Vertical compaction, m


Change in void ratio, dimensionless


Point location angle, degrees


Internal friction angle, degrees


Poisson ration, dimensionless


Maximum principal stress, Pa


Medium principal stress, Pa


Minimum principal stress, Pa


Axial stress at wellbore, Pa


Minimum in-situ horizontal stress, Pa


Maximum in-situ horizontal stress, Pa


Radial stress at wellbore, Pa


Tangential stress at wellbore, Pa


Tangential stresses on the surface of the hole, Pa


The largest effective tangential stress, Pa


Vertical or overburden stress, Pa


Normal stress in x-direction, Pa


Normal stress in y-direction, Pa


Normal stress in z-direction, Pa


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  • Davorin Matanović
    • 1
  • Marin Čikeš
    • 1
  • Bojan Moslavac
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering DepartmentUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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