Sand removal and monitoring equipment
Substantial gains can be made by deferring or avoiding the installation of downhole sand control. Implicit in this, is the acceptance that sand will arrive at surface and that the processing facilities can remove this effectively, without placing undue constraints on production capacity and uptime.
It is a simple statement, but the bare facts are that until now, little effort has been made to design bespoke sand separation equipment which will remove sand on a continuous basis without the need for regular shutdowns. The majority of equipment which does exist has been . . .