Chemical Consolidation

  • Davorin Matanović
  • Marin Čikeš
  • Bojan Moslavac
Part of the Springer Environmental Science and Engineering book series (SPRINGERENVIRON)


When reservoir sand grains in near wellbore zone are loose and prone to production, either mechanical or chemical sand control methods are used. Chemical consolidation of sand grains appears to be very demanding, but quite effective method for sand control. To effectively apply chemicals for consolidation (resin systems are most frequently used) a great amount of field experience is required. Two types of resins are described – thermosetting and thermoplastic. Additives in service of system setting acceleration and activation, residual water removal and other, are also introduced.

Chemical consolidation treatment execution is divided in few stages – reservoir cleaning and water removal, treatment pumping and overflushing excess materials. Alternative solution to resin system pumping is resin-coated sand, incorporated in gravel packing operations with aforementioned grains coated with a thin resin layer melting and consolidating on higher temperatures.


Resin System Resin Layer Resin Cure Thermoplastic Resin Sand Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • 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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