Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Matrix Stimulation in Carbonates

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

The Candidate Selection Process: 

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

Matrix Additives: Types/Application/Selection

Carbonate Acidizing: Reaction Rate/Kinetics, Fluids Selection,  Design & Software Modelling


Day 3

Placement and Zone Coverage: Diversion

Matrix Treatment Design Methodology

Laboratory Workshop (1/2 Day)

Day 4

Carbonate Design Workshop:  Vertical Well

Vertical Well Workshop Presentation

Matrix Design/Evaluation Software

Day 5

Horizontal Well Matrix Stimulation

Carbonate Design Workshop:  Horizontal Well

Horizontal Well Workshop Presentation

Treatment Evaluation


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Learning activity mix

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.

Formation Damage characterization, matrix additives, carbonate acidizing, fluids selection, design and softwarer modeling, placement and deiversion, vertical well, treatment evaluation. 

Basic concepts of oil and proction and general knowledge of well intervention.

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