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    Matrix Stimulation Engineering

    The 5-day workshop consist of lectures and work sessions directed at improved treatment success and well performance. You will be brought up to date on the latest chemical, mechanical and software technology.  Each lecture will discuss state-of-the-art technology with emphasis on field applications and case histories followed by a work session to emphasize the “every-day” practical application of the technology.  During the workshop you will learn how to select good Matrix candidates, characterize the damage, optimize a treatment, evaluate treatment economics, provide QC, evaluate real-time skin evolution, and perform post-treatment evaluation. Students are encouraged to bring information on a well they are interested in evaluating.

    Day 1


    Operator Presentations:

    • Field Overview and Matrix Practices/Challenges
    • Introduction to Matrix Stimulation Engineering: Keys to Success 

    Matrix Design/Evaluation Software

    The Candidate Selection Process: 

    • Production Prediction/Stimulation Technique Selection
    • Formation Damage Characterization & Removal
    Day 2

    Sandstone Acidizing: Fluids & Design 

    Matrix Additives: Types/Application 

    Day 3

    Placement and Zone Coverage: Diversion

    Matrix Stimulation Laboratory

    Design Methodology/Workshop

    Matrix Software Demo:  Design and Economics


    Day 4

    Job Preparation and Quality Assurance

    Treatment Evaluation

    Carbonate Acidizing 

    Horizontal Well Matrix Stimulation

    Design Workshop

    Day 5

    Design Workshop

    Design Workshop Presentations

    Roundtable Discussion

    Discussion on Specific Well Problems 

    Engineers, Managers, Researchers, Geologist, and Field Supervisors involved in design, execution, evaluation and/or approval of Matrix treatments.  Although the workshop will focus on state-of-art technology, it will emphasize the practical side of Matrix Stimulation with numerous case histories and hands-on applications.

    You will learn how to

    • Determine the best stimulation techniques to remove or bypass the formation damage, i.e. matrix, acid or hydraulic fracture.
    • Successfully apply the latest chemical, mechanical, and software matrix technology. 
    • Select the best candidates for matrix stimulation to yield enhanced production.
    • Quantify the production potential of wells.
    • Identify and characterize the damage in a well along with prevention techniques for future wells.
    • Optimize the treatment design using innovative engineering software.
    • Evaluate the economics of a specific treatment.
    • Recommend laboratory testing and evaluate data.
    • Evaluate onsite QC procedures and results.
    • Execute highly successful matrix stimulation treatments.
    • Evaluate real-time well response onsite using “skin evolution” software.
    • Perform post-treatment evaluation to improve future treatments. 

    General knowledge of well intervention and basic concepts of well production and well productivity.

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