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Sand Consolidation Fluids

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Prevent screen and completion damage

Consolidation of sand is a key factor in prolonging the life of the well and preventing screen and completion damage. 

Sand conglomeration

Sand conglomeration technologies deliver a strengthened attraction between particles without damaging formation permeability and contribute to the longevity of the well.

Sand consolidation

Sand consolidation technologies control undesirable sand production by chemically binding the grains of sand that make up the formation matrix, while ensuring sufficient permeability to achieve viable production rates.

SandAid sand conglomeration technology

SandAid technology is a patented chemical solution that significantly improves sand management and enhances production. The chemical process increases the attraction between particles without imposing damage, by trapping formation sand and fines to maximize sand-free flow rates and increase production.

Nanoglue low-viscosity sand consolidation bond

Nanoglue bond prevents the migration of loose sands and fines from a formation into a wellbore. Unlike traditional sand consolidation treatments, which can greatly reduce the original permeability of the formation, Nanoglue bond is characterized by low viscosity that decreases downhole friction, enabling faster injection rates.

Sand Conglomeration and Sand Consolidation Fluids

SandAid Technology Nanoglue Bond
Materials Polyamide Hybrid materials
Bond mechanism Conglomeration Consolidation
Temperature range 40–350 degF [5–177 degC] 113–194 degF [45–90 degC]
Unconfined compressive strength Not applicable 4,500 psi
Interval length < 200 ft < 20 ft
Permeability length 1–10,000 mD 200–12,000 mD
Regained permeability 75%  Approximately 50%
Curing and shut-in time 6 hours 2.5–5 days at 131 degF [55 degC]
Working time Not applicable Varies based on activator type, concentration, and temperature; 1–8 hours

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Improve Sand Management and Enhance Production

SandAid Sand Conglomeration Technology
SandAid sand conglomeration technology traps formation sand and fines, maximizing sand-free flow rates, increasing production, and improving sand management. Download SandAid Technology product sheet

Minimize the Effects of Sand on Production

Sand consolidation technologies control undesirable sand production by chemically binding the grains of sand that make up the formation matrix.
Nanoglue bond prevents the migration of loose sands and fines from a formation into a wellbore. Download Nanoglue Bond product sheet