Planning of sand control
Massive sand production from unconsolidated sandstone can occur as soon as the well is brought on stream. This may quickly lead to unmanageable problems in which case sand control methods will be required to continue production.
In the more consolidated reservoirs, sand production may be restricted to short bursts as the well is being beaned up, followed by long periods of relatively sand free production.
In many cases it is not certain that sand production will become a problem and because wells often are more productive when sand control has not . . .