Parametric study of sand-production prediction: Analytical approach

N. Morita, D. L. Whitfill, O. P. Fedde, T. H. Lovik

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    Abstract

    An unconventional perforation-tunnel stability analysis is conducted in this work by separating the role of two independent factors on sand production: well pressure and local pressure gradient around a cavity. Such a separation clarifies most of the phenomena observed during sand production in oil fields. Simple analytical solutions for poroelastoplastic materials allowed repeated calculations for a parameter sensitivity study. The results obtained should be used qualitatively because of some degree of simplification.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-33
    Number of pages9
    JournalSPE Production Engineering
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1989 Feb

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    Morita, N., Whitfill, D. L., Fedde, O. P., & Lovik, T. H. (1989). Parametric study of sand-production prediction: Analytical approach. SPE Production Engineering, 4(1), 25-33.