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The course discusses concepts related to the selection of sand control method and treatment design; conventional low-pressure techniques are reviewed, while frac-pack and high-rate-water-pack are discussed and compared. The course analyses sand control best methods for sand control in horizontal drains and water injectors. Sand management is examined and its techniques are compared with sand control’s. Quality control procedures for sand control execution and job evaluation are reviewed and discussed.
Main topics are: Basic Rock Mechanics, Sand Prediction, Methods for Sand Control, Gravel Pack Design, Screenless methods, High-Rate-Water-Pack, Frac Pack, Execution and Evaluation.
- Introduction to the course
- Revision of principles of Geomechanics
- Discussion of sand Production risk
- Sand Control Design
- Gravel Pack Methodology
- Sand Control at high-rates (above fracturing pressure)
- Sand Control in Horizontal Wells
- Sand Control Water Injectors
- In-situ Consolidation
- Screenless Sand Control
- Remedial Sand Control
- Fluid Loss Control
- Sand Management
- Quality Control
- Job Evaluation
Engineers dealing with sand control design and execution.
Participants should have an University degree in a technical or scientific subject.
The historic town of Pau has a mild climate, numerous parks and gardens, and stunning views of the Pyrenees Mountains.
The town and surrounding region are renowned for excellent food and superb local delicacies and offer a wide range of sporting events and activities to keep you entertained on evening and weekends. Pau is home to several top national sports teams (basketball, rugby, handball), the oldest golf course in continental Europe and superb new spa facilities, and is just a stone’s throw from ski slopes, mountain trails and sandy beaches.
The NExT Training Centre Pau is easily accessible via regular international flights to Pau Pyrenees Airport and TGV rail links from Paris. NExT can help you with organizing your local transport and accommodation.
- Timezone : GMT+01:00, Europe (Paris)