On interim results of sand production research in weak sandstone formations in Kazakhstan

J. R. Kim, M. H. Nguyen

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Abstract

Sand production is one of the main issues in the development of heavy oil eservoirs in Kazakhstan, such as Karazhanbas, Kenkiyak, North Buzachi oilfields. Both sand production onset and volumetric sand production prediction have been objectives of many studies, however, main attention has been directed to the effect of flow rate and pressure, and also mechanical strength of the samples. However, little attention has been made to mircoscopic properties of sand particles and cement. Currently, the research project titled ‘Micromechanics of perforation penetration and sand production in weak sandstone formations in Kazakhstan’ has been carried out at Nazarbayev University. This research is focusing on the impact of microscopic parameters of sand particles and cementation between them and the purpose of this paper is to present the interim results of this project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges and Innovations in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 8AYGEC 2016
EditorsAskar Zhussupbekov
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages33-38
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138030077
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event8th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 8AYGEC 2016 - Astana, Kazakhstan
Duration: Aug 5 2016Aug 7 2016

Publication series

NameChallenges and Innovations in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 8AYGEC 2016

Conference

Conference8th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 8AYGEC 2016
CountryKazakhstan
CityAstana
Period8/5/168/7/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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