Field and laboratory observations of post-failure stabilizations during sand production

N. Morita, U. Waseda, G. F. Fuh, B. Burton

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    Abstract

    Sand flow models have been successfully applied to heavy oil reservoirs 1,2,3. However, when these models are applied to light oil and gas reservoirs, the equations controlling generation of eroded solid mass or sand release rate are vastly simplified4-11 necessitating further field observations controlling sand flow rate in order to improve accuracy. Sand flow is catastrophic when formation is soil. However, if certain conditions arc satisfied, the sand rate is reasonably stable. This paper clarifies nine forms of post-failure stabilization. Subsequently, field methods to deal with sand problems with uncertain sand rate predictions are proposed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
    Pages3019-3026
    Number of pages8
    Volume5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future - San Antonio, TX
    Duration: 2006 Sep 242006 Sep 27

    Other

    OtherSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future
    CitySan Antonio, TX
    Period06/9/2406/9/27

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
    • Geology

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    Morita, N., Waseda, U., Fuh, G. F., & Burton, B. (2006). Field and laboratory observations of post-failure stabilizations during sand production. In Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (Vol. 5, pp. 3019-3026)