Sand Control
Sand Control

Sand produced into the wellbore results from improper completion techniques or changes in reservoir properties over time. Most reservoirs are comprised of heterogeneous sands that vary widely in particle size and shape. Variations across long laterals makes sand control decisions more complex. In fractured wells, and in wells drilled into unconsolidated reservoirs, the production of proppants and reservoir sands through downhole pumps reduces pump run life. Understanding the reservoir characteristics is critical to effective sand control without compromising well productivity.