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Sand Control in Oil and Gas Market: Development, Opportunities and Market Outlook (2016-26)

Oil and Gas industry drives the contemporary industrialization in motion by supplying and sustaining its ever growing energy demands. Newer advancements and researches in the oil and gas domain are considered as the key for a substantial growth of the industry. Various technologies and methods have been developed in the industry to not only increase the hydrocarbon production from newer wells, but also to improve the quality of produced hydrocarbons and improve the overall system lifespan. In order to get the best quality and quantity of these resources, various methods are implemented, one of which is sand control.

Sand control refers to the process to managing and minimizing sand and fine grains production along with the hydrocarbons production. It also refers to the application of technologies and equipment to bar migration of reservoir sands into the wellbore or nearby wellbore area. Although some amount of sand is produced regularly, chronic production nearly always harms the long term productivity of the wellbore. The major problems arising due to sand flow are:

  • Accumulation in surface equipment thereby, forcing the cleaning operations by halting the production
  • Accumulation in down hole perforated zone leading to the declination in production
  • Due to friction, sand can lead to accelerated erosion of down hole as well as surface equipment thus leading to equipment failure
  • It may lead to total collapse of formation integrity especially if formation is soft in nature
  • Excessive sand production will lead to disposal and handling problems especially in offshore environment etc.

The exponential growth in Exploration and Production activities across the globe marks a growth in Sand Control Market. The Market had an estimated worth of 3.02 Billion dollars in 2016, and is growing at a steady rate of XX% every year. Our extensive and in-depth analysis concludes that the market is booming and suggests that it will eventually reach an approximated net worth of xx billion dollars by 2026.

Technological Overview:

Sand production happens most likely in the case of unconsolidated sandstone reservoirs with permeability of 0.5 to 8 Darcy. The solid material can comprise of both load bearing solids as well as fines formation particles. The flow of formation fines cannot be prevented and is also beneficial for production. However, the sand production risk is actually associated by the level of the production of load bearing particles. The factors that show the tendency of well to produce sands are:

  • Degree of consolidation
  • Production rate
  • Drawdown
  • Reduction of Pore Pressure
  • Reservoir Fluid Viscosity
  • Increasing Water Production etc.

Sand rate can be predicted by a number of methods which include

  • Field observations
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Theoretical models etc.

Various technologies are utilized for implementation of sand control methods which can be chemical or mechanical in nature. The most important control measures which are used in the industry nowadays are:

  • Screen with Gravel Pack
  • Resin Injection
  • Slotted Liners or screen without Gravel Pack
  • Maintenance and Work over etc.

Nowadays consistent research in the field of sand control methods have led to development of newer and robust technologies which are far more effective and efficient. Some of these technologies are:

  • Implementation of Shape memory polymers (SMP)
  • Expandable sand-screen systems (ESS)
  • Implementation of Nanoparticle Technology etc.

Thorough and comprehensive analysis of Sand Control method, technology, advancements along with application etc. is provided in the report.

The primary drivers of the market are tremendous increase in exploration and production of unconventional and complex reservoirs which make sand control methods a necessity, environmental concerns due to large sand productions, offshore production etc. However, fluctuating and low oil prices, drilling in firm formations, lesser differential pressure and overall costs increase etc. can act as a challenge for the industry as they will limit the implementation of sand control methods. Moreover, latest advancements in sand control, growing complexities in E&P etc. is making the use of sand control an absolute necessity, thus showcasing the opportunity of growth in this market.

Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of major market players such as, Ceradyne, Inc., Weatherford International Ltd., Schlumberger Limited., Baker Hughes, Inc., Variperm (Canada) Limited, RPC, Inc., Superior Energy Services, Inc., Halliburton Company, Grit Industries, Inc., Welltec A/S etc. is also provided in this report.

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By Location

  • Onshore
  • Offshore

By Need

  • Accumulation in surface equipment
  • Accumulation in down hole perforated zone
  • Erosion
  • Problems of sand handling
  • Others

By Technology and Methodology

  • Screen with Gravel Pack
  • Resin Injection
  • Slotted Liners or screen without Gravel Pack
  • Maintenance and Work over
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central & South America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Market overview and forecasting covering Optimistic, Realistic and Pessimistic scenarios (2016-2026)
  • Analysis and study of various services provided by major players active in the Sand Control market
  • Market segmentation based on Location, Need, Technology and Equipment & Geography
  • Detailed coverage of technology and services involved
  • Technical comparative studies and case analysis
  • Competitive landscape with in depth analysis of the market players’ strategy
  • Infraline’s Techno Managerial edge covering SWOT, TOWS, Porter’s five forces and PESTLE analysis

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