Integrated Sand Management For Effective Hydrocarbon Flow Assurance

Integrated Sand Management For Effective Hydrocarbon Flow Assurance

1st Edition - June 10, 2015

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  • Editor: Babs Oyeneyin
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444626370
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444626387

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This Handbook provides solutions to the fundamental issues associated with wells and reservoirs experiencing sanding problems, especially in deepwater environments. Sand Management is a massive challenge for the petroleum industry as it extends its exploration activities to new frontiers. Challenging ultra deepwater, High Pressure-High Temperature (HP-HT) and Arctic environments require engineers to drill more complex wells and manage more complex reservoirs, the majority of which are prone to massive sand production. Covering such fundamentals as how to maximize individual wells and field development performance, as well as how to minimize operational cost, non-productive time and guarantee flow assurance across the entire composite production system from reservoirs through the wellbore to the topside and flow lines, this handbook explains that the biggest challenge facing operators is the shortage of sand management personnel and helps companies realize the value of their assets.

Key Features

  • Reference for knowledge transfer and skills development in sand management for effective flow assurance
  • Emphasis on HP-HT and deepwater environments
  • Meets the needs of new and practising engineers alike as well as non-technical personnel supporting the offshore industry


Reservoir, Subsea and Pipeline Engineers, Well Engineers, Production Engineers, Asset Managers, R&D and non-Technical personnel supporting the offshore upstream oil and gas industry.

Table of Contents

    • Dedication
    • Series Editor's Preface
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Deepwater Field Development Strategies
      • Abstract
      • 1.1 Introduction to Global Energy and Hydrocarbon Development
      • 1.2 Examples of Deepwater Developments of the World
      • 1.3 Introduction to Deepwater Business Drivers
      • 1.4 What is Integrated Sand Management?
    • Chapter 2: Introduction to the Hydrocarbon Composite Production System
      • Abstract
      • 2.1 Definition of Petroleum
      • 2.2 Composite Production System
      • 2.3 Composite Production System Profile
      • 2.4 Reservoir Rock and Reservoir Fluid Properties
      • 2.5 Reservoir Fluid Properties
      • 2.6 Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Flow
      • 2.7 Productivity Awareness
      • 2.8 Productivity in Horizontal Wells
      • 2.9 Nodal Analysis
      • 2.10 Flow Assurance Management
    • Chapter 3: Fundamental Principles of Management of Reservoirs with Sanding Problems
      • Abstract
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Causes of Sand Production
      • 3.3 Impact of Sand Production
      • 3.4 Integrated Sand Management Solutions
    • Chapter 4: Fundamentals of Petrophysics and Geomechanical Aspects of Sand Production Forecast
      • Abstract
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Introduction to sand production rate prediction mechanism and methodology
      • 4.3 Classification of Sand by Failure Tendencies
      • 4.4 Geomechanical Model
      • 4.5 Basic Theory of Rock Failure
      • 4.6 Rock Failure Models
      • 4.7 Analysis of Various Rock Failure Criteria
      • 4.8 Analysis of Mohr-Coulomb Failure Envelope1216
      • 4.9 Log Strength Indicators
    • Chapter 5: Introduction to Sand and Condition Monitoring Strategies for Asset Integrity
      • Abstract
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Sand Detection/Monitoring
      • 5.3 Sand Transport
      • 5.4 Topside Management/Handling (Figure 5.14)
    • Chapter 6: Sand Control Completion Strategy
      • Abstract
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Definition/Objectives of Sand Control
      • 6.3 Sand Control Methods
      • 6.4 Downhole Sand Control
      • 6.5 Formation Sampling and Textural Properties Analysis
      • 6.6 Downhole Screen Systems
      • 6.7 Screen Design Criteria
      • 6.8 Gravelpack Completion
      • 6.9 Chemical Consolidation
      • 6.10 Sand Control Method Selection
    • Chapter 7: Multiphase Solids Transport
      • Abstract
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Multiphase Flow Patterns
      • 7.3 Multiphase Correlations for Flow in Well Bore and Pipelines
      • 7.4 Flow Pattern Correlation
      • 7.5 Liquid Holdup
      • 7.6 Multiphase Flow Through Choke24
      • 7.7 Multiphase Solids Transport in Pipes27
      • 7.8 Minimum Transport Velocity Models
    • Chapter 8: Risk Assessment Criteria for Effective Sand Management
      • Abstract
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Total Sand Management Strategy
    • References
    • Epilogue
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2015
  • Published: June 10, 2015
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444626370
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444626387

About the Serial Volume Editor

Babs Oyeneyin

Babs Oyeneyin is a Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Robert Gordon University Aberdeen UK [RGU] and Managing Director of Intelligent Flow Solutions - A specialist technology company that provides integrated real-time flow assurance management, engineering solutions and capacity building/specialist skills development to the worldwide oil/gas industry.

A Chartered Engineer and recognised specialist in the field of deepwater development, multiphase fluid dynamics, fluid systems management, integrated sand management, produced water management, and sand face completion design, well engineering/management, oil/gas reservoir performance and production optimisation, the areas of which he has published over 100 technical papers. His MSc and PhD are in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

With a background in mechanical engineering and over 35 years of integrated professional experience spanning industry, consultancy, technology facilitation, research and development, and professional training in the oil industry, he has worked as a field engineer and in academia. As a consultant he has worked on a broad range of well completion, sand management, fluids planning and optimisation , Well Planning/ management and field development projects in the UK, Europe, Libya, Japan, South Africa and Nigeria.

Affiliations and Expertise

Intelligent Flow Solutions Ltd., Edinburgh, UK

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