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.