Are we really in an industry that is so mature that it is devoid of new thoughts and incapable of generating new concepts to meet the challenges that we face?
Matrix stimulation encompasses pumping processes used to improve the connection between the wellbore and the reservoir. They are effective in a wide range of lithologies and have been successful in most types of completions: cased and openhole, horizontal and vertical, simple and complex, injectors and producers.
The NORSOK standard focuses on the establishment of well barriers and well-barrier elements, and how these are accepted and monitored to prevent loss of well integrity that ultimately could lead to a loss in wellbore-fluid containment.
Enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR) methods have been increasingly positioned into the mainstream of project planning these past years as conventional, highly productive, and large reservoirs have become more difficult to find.