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
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans, LA
    Period25/09/9428/09/94

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