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Sand Management Technologies from Sandface to Separator

Sand Management Network Technology and R & D Forum
Includes a NEW session on Emerging Technologies

27th May 2014 in Aberdeen, Scotland

click here for Call for Abstracts    

Deadline 22nd April 2014

Upload abstract here

Abstracts are invited on the subject of fluids for downhole sand completion and solids/sand monitoring:

Proven technologies and case studies - 25 minute presentations

Sand Screen Sizing and Selection
• Sand characterisation, sand retention testing methodologies and field results
• Mesh screens vs wire wrap screens, sand control failure modes, lessons learned; screen erosion modelling
• Predicting solids production through screens and gravel packs.

Fluids for Downhole completions
• Drill-In fluid selection: mud stability, impact of rig clean ups, use of breakers, compatibility tests
• Lower completion installation practices and its impact on well performance
• Impact of well clean-ups on topside equipment (new wells and workovers)

Sand Monitoring
• Solid monitoring down hole, topside and subsea, acoustic vs intrusive monitors
• Sand mass estimation
• Impact of solids/sand on topside and wellbore equipment

Sand/solids erosion mitigation Sand separation / handling from sea bed to export
• What is the backup plan on surface when sand control doesn’t perform as planned or fails
• Managing sand during shut downs
• Sand management within topside processing facilities
• Cementing conditions
• Sub-sea processing - processing/separation/compression and the impact on completion solutions
• Production optimisation under sand management

Sand Management Research and Development – 10 minute presentations
In addition to the traditional technical agenda, theSand Management Network will address research and development in sand control, sand handling and sand management technologies; on the following topics.

• Technology gaps
• New and emerging technologies
• Research proposals

Link to upload abstracts HERE



Jane Rodger
Rodger and Co
Sand Management Network Managers
Tel +44(0)1224 495051

John Thorburn
Sand Management Network Technical Assistant
01224 262310



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