Sand Management Plan for a Brown Field Environment

iProdTech have been requested by a Global E & P company to develop a Sand Management Plan for one of their assets comprising of 8 fields with different levels of maturity having been developed from as early as the 1970s. Various individual field sand management policies and monitoring philosophies are in place. However a comprehensive and integrated sand management strategy and plan is not available for all the fields. The objective of the project is to prepare an integrated sand management plan capturing sand (and erosion) monitoring guidelines and standard operating practices to react in case of sand production.

As part of the project, review of existing sand monitoring practices/equipment, integrity inspection practices and safety systems in place to control hydrocarbon releases in case of erosion will also be carried out. Root cause analysis for recent sand production incidents will be conducted and a sand production risk matrix will be prepared for the various fields.