Geomechanical model and sanding onset assessment: A field case study in Vietnam

  • Nguyen Van Hung Petrovietnam University
  • Bui Thi Thuy Linh Petrovietnam University
Keywords: Sand production, in-situ stress, sand control


Sand production is a key issue when selecting and applying completion solutions like open holes, screens or perforated liners. This problem can be seen in several types of reservoirs such as weakly consolidated and non-consolidated carbonates. The paper presents a method to model wellbore failures for sanding prediction. Our study shows that the potential sand risk in this field is defined by the rock strength rather than the in-situ stress. If the rock is sufficiently competent, the potential of sand production is negligible, and the development wells can be completed conventionally without any downhole sand control for the reservoir pressure above 1,280 psi and the maximum drawdown pressure of 2,380 psi.


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How to Cite
Nguyen, V. H., & Bui , T. T. L. (2021). Geomechanical model and sanding onset assessment: A field case study in Vietnam. Petrovietnam Journal, 10, 40 - 46.