• Class and Course

    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

    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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