Managing sand production and erosion
|Publication Date:||1 August 2015|
This recommended practice is developed for the oil and gas industry to provide guidance on how to safely and cost effectively manage the consequences of sand produced from the oil and gas reservoirs through production wells, flowlines and processing facilities. The ultimate goal of this document is to assist prevention of incidents related to sand that may cause harm to people, environment or assets and without causing unnecessary restrictions to production performance.
This document was first developed and issued by DNV in 1996 and has since then only been subject to minor adjustments. The current revision includes more of the background material for the erosion response models and further guidance on development, implementation and follow up of a high-level sand management strategy.
Objective of this document is to provide guidance on how to safely and cost effectively manage the consequences of sand production and erosion through the different stages of design and operation of oil and gas production facilities.