The sand production philosophy for a particular field and production system must be formulated after careful evaluation of a number of interacting factors which range from the well and surface facilities design to the operating procedures for the production system.
1. Sand production philosophy
In general, sand influx cannot be tolerated whenever the overall safety of production operations is jeopardised or when uneconomic measures need to be implemented in order to sustain production.
The optimal integration of the different aspects will be a function of economic, operational, safety and environmental considerations. Close cooperation . . .