Parametric study of sand production prediction: analytical approach.

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

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    An unconventional perforation tunnel stability analysis is conducted in this work by separating the role of two independent factors upon sand production: one is the well pressure, and the other is the 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 poroelasto plastic materials allowed repeated calculations for a parameter sensitivity study. The results obtained should be used on a qualitative basis because of some degree of simplification.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
    PublisherSoc. Pet. Engrs
    Publication statusPublished - 1987

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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