Investigating sand production phenomena: An appraisal of past and emerging laboratory experiments and analytical models
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AbstractThis paper provides an in-depth review of research developments on a common phenomenon in oil and gas exploration: sand production. Due to its significant impact to reservoir productivity and production efficiency, sand production has been widely researched in recent years. This paper focused on the review of historical progress in experimental and analytical studies which helped to understand the nature of the sanding mechanism and identify conditions that favour the process. Collation of the experimental data and analytical solutions and formulations enabled the authors to comment on effectiveness and also limitations of the existing experimental protocols and analytical models. Sand production models were then grouped into categories based on initiation of sanding, rate and amount of sanding as well as the failure criterion incorporated in their formulation so that it will be more convenient for future researchers to identify and adopt an appropriate model for their own research. The review also confirms that there are still some aspects of sand production requiring further investigation, and maybe a hybrid approach combining experimental, analytical and numerical methods could be the best solution for future explorations.
CitationEshiet KI-II, Sheng Y. (2021) Investigating sand production phenomena: An appraisal of past and emerging laboratory experiments and analytical models. Geotechnics, 1(2), pp. 492-533. https://doi.org/10.3390/geotechnics1020023
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