Oil & Gas Training
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Formation Damage and Mitigation

The course is a discussion of formation damage mechanisms and the methods used for mitigation, including a good overview of matrix treatments, in sandstones and carbonates, and hydraulic fracturing in high permeability reservoirs. The alternative of perforating, instead of matrix treatment, is also discussed.



Day 1
  • Introduction
  • 1st day quiz
  • Damage and Skin
  • Completion Effects on Formation Damage
  • Matrix Stimulation or Perforating?
Day 2
  • Problem Diagnosis and Well Intervention
Day 3
  • Acidizing Candidate Selection
  • Introduction to Stimulation
  • Sandstones Stimulation
  • Sandstones Stimulation Fluids
Day 4
  • Fracturing High Permeability Formations
  • Tip Screen-Out
  • Rheology and Properties of Frac Fluids
  • Types of Frac Fluids
  • Proppants
  • Resin Coated Proppants
  • Proppant Flowback
Day 5
  • Acidizing Carbonates
  • Acid Placement
  • Last day quiz
  • Round table
Learning activity mix

Production, Drilling, Reservoir Engineers and other field personnel willing to be introduced to wellbore damage mechanisms and mitigation methods.


Bachelor Degree in a Technical Discipline. Exposure to Oil Field operations is not essential but it will be quite benefitial.

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