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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||SPE Production Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1989 Feb|
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