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Sand Management Network
Thursday 28th May 2015
FOCUS ON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING?
Operators and venture capitalists can hear about new technologies or current research
Service companies, operators and academia can gain exposure for new technologies and research projects
Share knowledge among SMN members
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for presentations – by 20th April
UPLOAD YOUR ABSTRACT ONLINE HERE (200 words summary of your proposed presentation)
- How can industry take a step change in dealing with sand in wells?
- How can Sand Management Network companies make this happen?
Sand Management Network (SMN) has identified some of the problems holding us back, by asking operator members and through members’ workshop sessions. Now SMN aims to showcase some of the latest ideas and developments. Could these answer these challenges?
ITF, the Industry Technology Facilitator, is engaged with SMN to offer guidance in bringing these innovations to market.
If you are an operator or an academic - Please submit an abstract for a presentation (20 minutes) on R&D or current research into sand management.
If you are a service company - We invite you to submit an abstract for a brief presentation (10 minutes) about an innovative breakthrough, tool or technology which your company offers and believes will help industry deal with the problems of sand.
Unproven technologies are welcome.
All presenters will also have a poster board to display an A1 poster to accompany their talk.
Some of the technology gaps and problems identified by SMN include:
Erosion/corrosion: Use of better resistant materials for surface and subsurface equipment. Enhanced reliability is technically possible but with a tendency to be economically unattractive.
Quantifying sand production: Surface sand detectors are most often used for qualitatively assess sand production from wells. Quantitatively allocating sand from wells or individual zones is a common challenge to (practically) do.
Formation evaluation of gravel pack completed wells.
Retrofitting for sand management, especially inside wells: This can either be subsurface or facilities. Designing an effective sand removal or sand control system from the offset is simple, relatively speaking. Dealing with unexpected sand production on an offshore field may be near impossible and bound to lead to lead to large production losses/deferments.
Related to retrofitting for sand management: ‘best practices’ in terms of ‘sand trap’ design before the main process inlet (e.g. on wellheads)
Predicting sand production (quantitatively) early in the development phase. Requires better formation evaluation and production models.
- Sand drop-out prediction in (often sequential) process stages. Sand (fines) sometimes never drops out. Can this be influenced/enhanced chemically?
Only Sand Management Network member companies can attend the technical forum, but non-members are welcome to submit a presentation and attend as presenters. ITF and venture capitalist companies may also be in attendance.
Sand Management Network Managers
Rodger and Co
Telephone +44 (0)1224 49 50 51