Sand production has been a critical factor regard the safety and the economics of many oil and gas fields. The first acoustic sand monitor was commissioned in 1995. Since then, a significant amount of time and money have been spent on controlling sand production.
A critical factor has always been accuracy and reliability of the systems, with different approaches used to accommodate the risk and the challenges different fields present.
This presentation will look back at how things were done in the beginning, what we have learned, and how things have changed. It will also cover the technical evolution since then.
We will look at the challenges still to be solved, and the experience gained in the areas of sand production, sand transport and sand monitoring.
The presentation will be supported by field cases.