Well Treatment and Stimulation

Production and Operations

Course Description

This comprehensive course covers the full spectrum of well treatment and stimulation options for carbonate and sandstone reservoirs. It begins with a review of the various mechanisms that can damage a formation and ways to avoid them. Next, the discussion turns to acid systems for carbonate and sandstone formations, treatment design the selection of additives, and the use of coiled tubing in extended reach and multilateral wells. The week will end with an introduction to new technologies for carbonate acidizing. Case histories illustrate some of the treatment options.


  • What causes formation damage in carbonate reservoirs
  • Acids and additives used in carbonate and sandstone formations
  • Candidate selection, job design, and execution
  • New technologies

Learning Level


Course Length

5 Days

Why Attend

In one week, this course will give you the benefit of years of experience, presented by an industry expert and experienced educator. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues in the field.

Who Attends

This course is for production, drilling, completion and reservoir engineers who are responsible for enhancing the performance of wells.


4.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 5-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will.  Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


H.A. Nasr-El-Din is a professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, he was with Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for all research projects dealing with downhole operations. He has more than 35 years of experience as a academic researcher and a professional in the oil and gas industry. Nasr-El-Din received the SPE Distinguished Member Award in 2007 and SPE’s Production and Operations Regional Award in 2006. He earned his BS and PhD from the University of Cairo, and holds a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, all in chemical engineering.