Sand production from unconsolidated formations is typically mitigated by mechanical means, e.g. the installation of screens or gravel pack or both.
These methods have been shown to be effective, even though they are costly and frequently become fouled. An alternative is to use a non-damaging chemical to prevent the migration of sand from the producing reservoir, that can be either added during the initial completion of the well or used to remediate sand production issues in existing producing or injection wells.
Newpark's chemical sand control product can be easily bullheaded into the reservoir without the need for a workover rig or extreme high pressure equipment and provides a non-damaging, economic alternative for maximizing the sand-free production / injection rate of the reservoir.