Geomechanics for Holistic Sand Management


Production and Operations

Description

The course addresses the holistic sand management strategy implementation from geomechanics perspectives, through evaluation and implementation of appropriate solutions for minimisation of well costs and maximisation of reservoir productivity. It will look at the inter-relationships between geomechanics and operations, application of geomechanics in relation to sand production and completions, and show how geomechanics can be best applied to provide maximum value in sand management and life-of-well and field operations.

The course comprehensively covers geomechanics and operational-related sand production mechanisms, laboratory simulations of sand production to provide measurement data for model calibration and validation, state-of-the-art analytical and 4-D numerical sanding predictive methodologies for life-of-well and field including scale effect, rock strength properties reduction associated with water-cut  and estimation of cumulative sand volume and rate of sand production, and optimal mitigation and management of sand production taking into consideration the feasibility of deferment or elimination of sand control installation. The course is illustrated with field examples.

Workshop Brochure (pdf)

SCHEDULE

0900-1030

Sand Production Mechanisms

Geomechanics and operational-related sand production mechanisms and variation of sandstone properties

  • Factors Affecting Sandstone Properties
  • Depletion
  • Water Saturation and Water-cut Effects
  • Shut-in and Bean-up
  • Flow Velocity and Multi-Phase Flow
  • Viscosity Effect

1045-1200

Laboratory Simulation of Sand Production

Criticality of acquiring laboratory measurement data for model calibration and validation including cumulative sand volume and rate of sanding prediction

  • Advanced Thick-walled Cylinder Test
  • Radial Flow Sanding Test
  • Cavity Sanding Test
  • Perforation Tunnel Test  

1330-1515

Sand Production Pediction

State-of-the-art sanding predictive methodologies and solutions, inter-relationships between geomechanics and operations, and application of the solutions to sand production mitigation and completions  

  • 1-D and 3-D Geomechanical Models
  • Sand Production Modelling
  • Analytical and Numerical Methods
  • Validation of Sand Production Models
  • Water-cut Effect
  • Life-of-well Prediction
  • Sand Production Rate and Volume
  • Critical Drawdown Pressure Cube

1530-1700

Mitigation and Management of Sand Production

Optimal mitigation and management of sand production, and feasibility of deferment or elimination of sand control installation

  • Sand Management Solution
  • Open hole
  • Cased and Perforated Completions
  • Screenless Completions
  • Sand Exclusion Completions
  • Stimulated Completions

Learning Level

Intermediate

Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

  • Holistic sand management strategy implementation from geomechanics perspectives.
  • Appreciation of inter-relationships between geomechanics and operations with respect to sand production.
  • Application of geomechanics in relation to sand production and completions in order to provide maximum value in sand management and life-of-well and field operations.
  • State-of-the-art analytical and numerical sanding predictive methodologies to develop cost effective solutions for life-of-well and field.
  • Optimal mitigation and management of sand production including feasibility of deferment or elimination of sand control installation.   

Who Should Attend

Practitioners who are involved in the development, implementation or monitoring of field wide sand control and strategies:

  • Production technologists / engineers
  • Reservoir engineers
  • Completion engineers
  • Asset managers
  • Geomechanics engineers 

CEUs

Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.

In-House Training

This course is available for in house training at your office location.

Contact Us
Email inhousetraining@spe.org
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Instructor

Chee Tan

Chee Phuat Tan is a Geomechanics Advisor / Subject Matter Expert and provides technical expertise and input for Schlumberger’s reservoir geomechanics projects and workflows, develops reservoir geomechanics consulting businesses and actively engages in client projects. With 30 years of industry experience, he is an internationally recognised expert in petroleum geomechanics, in particular reservoir geomechanics, wellbore-centric geomechanics and drilling fluid-shale interactions. He has extensive experience covering exploration to development and decommissioning geomechanics in Asia, Australia and Middle East, and worked on projects in Africa, the Americas, Russia and Europe. He holds 3 patents and 1 trade secret, and authored/co-authored more than 500 technical publications. He is a Technical Reviewer for Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, and SPE Drilling & Completion, and has also served as Special Faculty Member of the School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering, The University of Oklahoma and as Member of Graduate School Master of Science Thesis Examining Committee, School of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota. His education includes Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and PhD in Geomechanics, both from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.