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Paper Number 63237-MS
Title Development of a New Sand Control Technique - Phase I: Laboratory
Authors M.A. Aggour, Sidqi A. Abu-Khamsin, E.A. Osman, King Fahd University of
Petroleum & Minerals
Source SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 1-4 October, Dallas, Texas
Copyright Copyright 2000, Society of Petroleum Engineers Inc.
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This paper presents the results of the laboratory development phase of a major
project to develop a novel sand control technique that could overcome the
technical and economic limitations associated with existing methods of sand
control. The novel technique is based on in-situ sand consolidation by low-
temperature oxidation of a hydrocarbon fluid that saturates the sand around the
wellbore. Laboratory development consisted of two stages. In the first stage, the
various process-controlling parameters were studied to determine the optimum
conditions that yield consolidated sand with the highest possible compressive
strength, minimum loss of permeability, and high stability against typical formation
and workover fluids. Under the developed optimum consolidation conditions, it was
possible to produce consolidated sand, from originally loose sand, that retained


Source: Abu-Khamsin, Sidqi - Department of Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals


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