History often repeats itself, and failures in sand control and sand management are no exception. Unless we accurately understand what has gone wrong and make appropriate improvements, the success of our industry depends on what we learnt from our past achievements and failures, and how we use those lessons in future developments and operations. Although failures typically offer greater opportunities for learning, instinctively, we as engineers and managers prefer to share our success stories instead. With this tendency, invaluable lessons from failures can be forgotten or dismissed, causing wasteful cycles of learning from scratch and reinventing the wheel, and progress may be hampered.
This workshop calls on your teams’ and organisations’ experiences in handling sand control and sand management related failures, the subsequent analysis, and the lessons learnt. We encourage the industry to submit abstracts and presentations focused on sharing failures, to help steer discussions towards mitigating challenges and identifying solutions. This will also allow us as an industry to explore greater opportunity to learn from one another and achieve more significant successes in the future.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop will benefit professionals involved in the development, implementation or improvement of field-wide sand control strategies and technologies: