Formation Damage Prevention and Treatments

Venue: Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 29, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 31, 2012
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Progress Seminars Presents:Formation Damage Prevention and Treatments
Instructor: Mike Etuhoko
Dates: October 29-31, 2012
Location: Calgary, AB
Price: $1995 CAD
For More Information or to Register: http://www.progress-seminars.com/seminar/244/formation-damage-prevention-and-treatments/oct-29-12/

Course Description

The purpose of this 3-day course is to provide attendees with adequate knowledge in formation damage. The course will take participants through the types and mechanics of formation damage, and their preventions and treatments.

The economics of a project's development may be jeopardised by failure to obtain the production target. Economics relies on a limited number of highly productive wells.

Formation damage is an impairment of reservoir permeability around the well bore, leading to low or no well production or injection. There are two types of Formation Damage namely: Pore/pore throat size physical reduction and relative permeability reduction. Formation damage is often quantified by “Skin” factor. Skin is strictly a measure of an excess pressure in the producing formation as fluids flow into a well. This excess pressure drop can occur from one or several of a wide variety of causes such as drilling mud, cement and completion fluid filtrate invasion, solids invasion, perforating damage, fines migration, formation compaction, swelling clays, asphaltene/paraffin deposition, scale precipitation, emulsions, reservoir compaction, relative permeability effects, effects of stimulation treatments, etc. Therefore, it is evident that formation damage problems are caused by the nature of our activities during the cause of interactions with our wells.

The critical factor from a well completion and intervention standpoint is to limit, where possible, the creation of damage (especially severe plugging in the near wellbore area). This means, to avoid plugging of the perforations in a cased hole completion and to avoid plugging of the formation face in an open-hole completion. This course will educate participants on how to avoid plugging and how to restore wells with plugging problems in the perforations or formation face.

Beyond taking steps to eliminate severe permeability reduction in the near wellbore area, the next step is to obtain the best communication of the wellbore with the virgin formation. Therefore, fluids selection is critical as damage to the reservoir can result in impaired production and substantial loss of revenue to the Operator. It has resulted in increased reliance on formation damage testing to select the appropriate fluid and/or clean-up technique. This course has been designed to cover the laboratory techniques involved in formation damage testing and different well stimulation techniques to achieve the best reservoir-wellbore communications.

Our discussions will be extended to remedial solutions to water shut-off, gas shut-off and scale problems in the oil and gas industry.

Prerequisite: Drilling, completion and production engineering and operation background at any level and no prior training in formation damage is needed


Who Should Attend

Completions Engineer / Superintendent
Completions Team Led / Manager
Well Intervention Engineer / Site leader / Site Manager
Petroleum Engineer
Reservoir Engineer
Drilling Engineer/Superintendent / Site Manager
Cross-Discipline Training
Oil and Gas Project Evaluator
Oil and Gas industry Drilling/Completion/Intervention service providers

Course Outline

The advantage of attending this workshop/course includes:

Understanding the effect of formation damage on revenue to the operator
Understanding the mechanism of formation damage
Understanding formation lab tests and interpretation
Understanding the impact of skin on productivity for both vertical and horizontal wells
How to select the best fluid (less damaging) at every phase of the well development: drilling and completion, cementing, perforating, stimulation, gravel packing, workover,
production and injection operations
How to diagnose formation damage problems
How to apply the best treatment to a sandstone and carbonate reservoir
How to stimulate tight reservoir with low porosity and low permeability: Multi-stage Fracturing in cased and open hole, High rate matrix stimulation, etc.
How to stimulate high permeability reservoir: Matrix stimulation, gravel pack, stand alone screen completion, frac pack, etc


Progress Seminars Presents:Formation Damage Prevention and Treatments
Instructor: Mike Etuhoko
Dates: October 29-31, 2012
Location: Calgary, AB
Price: $1995 CAD
For More Information or to Register: http://www.progress-seminars.com/seminar/244/formation-damage-prevention-and-treatments/oct-29-12/

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Calgary
Alberta
Canada
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Progress Seminars Presents:Formation Damage Prevention and Treatments Instructor: Mike Etuhoko Dates: October 29-31, 2012 Location: Calgary, AB Price: $1995 CAD For More Information or to Register: http://www.progress-seminars.com/seminar/244/formation-damage-prevention-and-treatments/oct-29-12/