Sand Production Analysis

  • Determination of the near borehole geomechanical model
  • Evaluation of the dominant cause of sand production (sanding)
  • Estimation of the critical wellbore pressure in relation to the current completion design, based on the in-situ stress field and mechanical properties of the formation
  • Correction of the CWP for plasticity effects with thick-wall cylinder test results (if available) and/or calibration with sand production field data
  • Sand control strategies for completion design; perforation orientation, perforation density and selection of zones for perforation
  • Sand production potential as a function of reservoir depletion (optional)