Sand control

Sand control involves the use of specialized methods/equipment downhole to prevent sand from being produced in the wellbore. Such methods/equipment include: chemical consolidation; screens, slotted liners and filters; inside casing and open-hole gravel packs; propped fracturing, including use of resin coated sand.

Source: API RP 17A, Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems—General Requirements and Recommendations, Fourth Edition, Reaffirmed 2011. Global Standards


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