For oil engineers, sand production control is one of the most important issues due to the present global oil price situation. Solids are prevented from being transported by capturing fines and sand within the separator. Particle size was determined by evaluating polymers in terms of performance, rheology, and compatibility. In this work, the main objective is to reduce fines and sand transfers that cause significant surface equipment issues and to evaluate the agglomeration effectiveness of two types of sand, sand samples A and B. Adsorption effectiveness determines the newest chemical formulation. The experiments made were on sand, fluid, polymer, and agglomeration performance (bottle tests and dynamic flow tests). A combo-polymeric system (high aggregation at 1% KCl and 100 mg/L combo-polymer mixture) shows rapid agglomeration.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
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