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Sand Cleaning – Integration with Solids Handling and Disposal (B-FSM-149)

The sand discharged from the cleaning loop must be handled and disposed. Solids dewatering, transport, and disposal will be covered in a future post series – and the graphic below show the key items that should be addressed.


  1. Rawlins, C.H. and Wang, I. 2001. “Design and Installation of a Sand-Separation and -Handling System for a Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Facility”. SPE Production and Facilities, August, pp. 134-140. https://doi.org/10.2118/72999-PA
  2. Rawlins, C.H. 2019. “Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management.” SPE Distinguished Lecturer presentation. Link here

Next week I will cover specific system equipment sizing.

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