Sand control Introduction
Sand production from oil and gas reservoirs will occur when the stresses in the formation rock exceed the mechanical strength of the rock material. This can happen in both unconsolidated and clastic reservoirs due to a combination of: high drawdown, depletion, changes in near wellbore fluid composition and cyclic loading of the wellbore.
A Review of sand control 1 The extent of the sand control problem
This section outlines:
1.the need for sand exclusion and,
2.the loss in productivity resulting from sand control methods. It further stresses . . .