Potential for sand production: assessment by finite element modelling

J. M. Somerville, B. G D Smart, S. L. Zoller, R. A. Farquhar

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study into the potential for sand production from a Rotliegendes reservoir rock. The approach is purely mechanical in that debris will be produced from the rock when the principal stresses applied are greater than the yield strength. An analytical solution by finite element method to the stress concentration around a hole in an hydrostatically loaded rocks has been developed by in predicting the extent of a zone of yielded material around the hole.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Pages439-448
Number of pages10
VolumePi
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Event1994 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 25 Sep 199428 Sep 1994

Conference

Conference1994 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period25/09/9428/09/94

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