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Sand production due to chemical-rock interaction: a review.

Peretomode, Ebikapaye; Oluyemi, Gbenga; Faisal, Nadimul Haque



Oilfield chemicals are utilized in treating reservoir formations, wellbore completions, wellbore drilling, and to enhance reservoir productivity, which exerts pressure on the formation. Pressure from these processes cause the formation rock to weaken, and the weakened rock begins to detach, thereby producing formation sand as well as reservoir fluid (petroleum). In petroleum industry, sanding poses major challenges with significant financial consequences. The negative financial implications of sand production make it crucial to reduce sand production at the same time as optimizing reservoir fluid production and maintaining facility integrity. An effective way to manage sand production depends on several factors, so a methodical approach is needed. The paper discusses sand production from oilfield chemicals-rock interactions, models that are used to forecast sand production, personnel safety, and maintaining production facilities. In addition to determining sanding onset, some models can detect the rate or quantity of sand produced, which can help with sand management.


PERETOMODE, E., OLUYEMI, G. and FAISAL, N.H. 2022. Sand production due to chemical-rock interaction: a review. Engineering failure analysis [online], 142, article 106745. Available from:

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Aug 19, 2022
Online Publication Date Aug 30, 2022
Publication Date Dec 31, 2022
Deposit Date Sep 1, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 1, 2022
Journal Engineering failure analysis
Print ISSN 1350-6307
Electronic ISSN 1873-1961
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 142
Article Number 106745
Keywords Oilfield chemicals; Failure mechanism; Sand production; Rock degradation; Rock strength
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