Oil & Gas Training
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Acidizing and Fracturing

This course is an introduction to general Well Stimulation focusing Matrix Acidizing and Hydraulic Fracturing Design Methodologies and Quality Control Processes at Basic level. Formation Damage mechanisms are discussed as an introduction to Acidzing. Hydraulic Fracturing is presented as a process to increase productivity of wells in tight formations. Both methods are explained in sandstones and carbonates formations and numerous exercises are included to facilitate the comprehension of concepts and their practical application.

Upon completion of the course, Participants will be able to establish Operation Objectives and discuss with Service Companies the full Design-Execution-Evaluation processes.

Day 1
  • Introduction
  • 1st Day Quiz
  • Formation Damage
  • Sandstone Acidizing Fluids Chemistry
  • Sandstone Acidizing Fluids Selection
  • Carbonate Acidizing
  • Carbonate Fluids Design
  • Carbonate Lab
Day 2
  • Sandstone Job Design
  • Carbonate Job Design
  • Additives
  • Fluid Placement
  • Treatment Evaluation
Day 3
  • Overview of Fracture Treatments
  • Selection of Candidates
  • Geomechanics I
  • Geomechanics II
  • Fracturing Treatments Objectives
  • Micro-frac & Step-Rate Testing
Day 4
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Models
  • Near Wellbore Geometry
  • Fracturing FLuids
  • Frac fluids leak-off
  • Proppants
  • Fracture Treatment Desing
Day 5
  • Minifrac
  • Production Prediction
  • Refracturing
  • Acid Fracturing
  • Perforating Requirements
  • Fracturing Evaluation
  • Last Day Quiz
Learning activity mix

Fresh-out Production and Reservoir Engineers and Geoscientists needing to deal with the Candidate Selection and Design of Acidizing and Fracturing Operations.

Acidizing and Fracturing in Sandstones and Carbonates.

Degree in an Engineering or Geoscience discipline. 

Basic knowledge of Petroleum Industry and Well Intervention.

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