Horizontal wells and acid stimulation are essential technologies for the development of complex carbonate reservoirs. However, conducting effective stimulation in horizontal wells with long intervals is extremely difficult because traditional acid systems can flow only into the high-permeability formations, leaving the damaged formation untreated. This paper studied three residual-free fluid systems for acid treatments and fracturing in order to develop no-damage or reduced-damage and highly effective stimulation techniques for long-interval wells.
Horizontal wells are essential for the development of carbonate reservoirs in China. However, horizontal wells always have long intervals, so they are extremely difficult to stimulate.
The fluid systems used are a critical aspect of high-efficiency stimulation. Traditional acid systems, which do not have diverting capabilities, can flow only into the high-permeability formations, leaving the damaged formation untreated. That is why long-interval wells with high heterogeneity need to be treated by a diverting acid system....
No-Damage Stimulation By Use of Residual-Free Diverting Fluids
01 June 2016