CMM-SAND: Combined Multiscale/Multiphysics Experimental and Numerical Study of Sand Production Mechanisms in Oil Reservoirs

  • Zhao, Yong (PI)
  • Sonny, Irawan (Co-PI)
  • Shabdirov, Daryn (Co-PI)
  • Shabdirova, Ainash (Postdoctoral scholar (PhD degree holder))

Project: CRP

Project Details

Grant Program

Collaborative Research Program for 2022-2024

Project Description

The goal of this project is to study sand production mechanisms in relation to deformational characteristics and microstructural transformation of the rock material around a perforation hole in weak sandstones using sand production experiments and microstructure testing facilities, which are combined with analytical and numerical tools. Constitutive models of weak sandstone for the sand production framework will be developed and incorporated into the sand production prediction models. The research outcomes will advance the understanding of sand production mechanisms as well as wellbore stability problems and will be beneficial to the oil and gas industries.
Short titleStudy of Sand Production Mechanisms in Oil Reservoirs
Effective start/end date1/1/2212/31/24


  • Sand production Mechanisms
  • High Pressure Consolidated System
  • Physics Informed Neural Network
  • Triaxial Test
  • CT Scan
  • Sandstone
  • Constitutive Models
  • Contact Models
  • Machine Learning


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