Event Date/Time: Jul 26, 2010
End Date/Time: Jul 28, 2010
Jul 15, 2010
If sand control is not implemented, most wells will produce sand, which might cause several problems if not properly managed, namely erosion and plugging in flowlines and sand accumulation and operational issues in separators and other topsides vessels. Most facilities are not designed to tolerate sand in the flow stream. Tubing, downhole safety valves, and subsea flowlines can be damaged by erosion when exposed to consistent amounts of sand during the production phase. If unchecked, large amounts of sand are capable of plugging flowlines causing shutdowns in production, leading to excessive amounts of non-productive time.
Structure of Workshop
1st day will focus on rock mechanics testing related to sand production issues.
2nd day will be devoted to sand production from intact sandstone formations.
3rd day will focus on sand control in unconsolidated sand formations.