Welcome to the new SMN Website

24 October 2013

Latest News

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  • Announcing the date for the Euroforum 2020

    The Sand Management Network, in partnership with SPE Aberdeen is delight...

    24/03/2020View article

  • Newly launched - Technology Awareness Sessions

    The committee behind the Sand Management Network have been working on a ...

    28/03/2019View article

  • Call for abstracts for Feb 2019 Technical Forum

    The Sand Management Network invites you to submit a presentation abstrac...

    31/12/2018View article

Upcoming Events

  • Technology Forum on 'Sand Control Reliability' - Aberdeen

    Our topic for the Technology Forum in November, being held at the Village Hotel in Aberdeen will be 'Sand Control Reliability'.

    Further details to follow.

    Open to: SMN Members

    Date: 14/11/2019
    Time: 08:30-16:30

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  • 9th Euroforum, in association with SPE Aberdeen

    SMN, in association with SPE Aberdeen are delighted to announce the call for abstracts for the 9th Euroforum.

    The deadline for submissions is Friday 16th August 2019 by email to katrina.dunbar@dunbar-eandm.co.uk 

    The Forum will be held at Ardoe House Hotel as follows:

    Monday 23rd March - pre conference workshop

    Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th March - full conference and exhibition.


    Open to: Public

    Date: 23/03/2020

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Redevelopment of the Sand Management Network Website. 

Welcome to the long anticipated ‘home’ of the Sand Management Network (SMN) www.sandmanagement.com.  In partnership with one of Scotland's top web design, and e-commerce development companies, the SMN has updated, refreshed and re-launched its on-line resource.   

To be updated, edited and managed by the SMN Technical Assistant, the site is expected to bring together all the components of the SMN in one community space accessible 24/7 worldwide. 

Replacing the previous version of www.sandmanagement.com was not an easy task, the project kicked-off in 2013 with objectives to create an aesthetically pleasing design, which allowed users to browse content, data and the latest updates available both publicly and via a Secure Members Area login.  The website requirements detailed security, functionality and user-friendliness alongside technical specifications to house the collection of information related to sand management gathered by the SMN community and to provide interactive services.

A Members Zone contains a library structure which allows the user to filter searches for meeting content or event content, and to view content.  The technical database with search and find options allowing the user to sort and manipulate data field views.  Key figures and committee member contact information for the network are filed, and the news and events features will keep SMN members up to date and informed of the latest developments within the network, including event details, announcements and summaries.  An on-line secure discussion section should keep everyone busy, inspiring lively debate from all corners of the Globe on topical sand management and industry developments.

Based on the concept of information management, the website offers members the opportunity to share their knowledge, experiences and know-how in the discipline of sand management technologies and strategies used in the global Oil and Gas Industry, in addition to identifying technology gaps.  Various features allow users to consume as well as produce content.  SMN events, news, discussion and meetings are organised here for members.  The SMN technical assistant will administrate the website and provide technical assistance.  Contributions from members to news and discussion content, in particular, are welcomed.  The website has many functions and in turn we must maintain and develop her properly. 

The Sand management network is the main resource of sand management related information in the Oil and Gas Industry.  Worldwide, sand management operations in oil and gas fields are being applied regularly.  Sand management is one of the major challenges being faced in producing oil and gas optimally.  As earth’s energy needs increase, so does the responsibility of the energy sector to provide economic and environmental energy solutions.  In the oil and gas industry, production optimisation is a key concept in providing resources to meet global energy needs.  SMN members meet and exchange knowledge on sand management methods, techniques, technologies and more. SMN was established in 2002, and is at the mid-point of its 6th phase.  The network members and SMN objectives can be found on the website main page.  There are ongoing projects and intitiatives going forward for the next phase, please visit sandmanagement.com for regular updates and event details.


Upcoming Events and project information can be found in the news & events section of the website.



Access of website features are MEMBERS ONLY.

Please Log In with your USERNAME and PASSWORD for the Sand Management Network Members Only Zone.

New Sand Management Network Website Homepage Features include:



Library - Collection of SMN documents, including: Meeting Downloads, Event content Downloads

Technical Database, Sand screens equipment database & sand management & operation database

Contacts database, including: Focal points, TSC - Steering committee and TAG - Technical Advisory Group membership & SMN Administration

Discussion Section to participate in.

For more information: SMN Members contact SMN Technical Assistant John Thorburn

email: j.thorburn@rgu.ac.uk  

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If you are not a member of the Sand Management Network, please use the Contact Us Form on Main page for enquiries.





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