Second EAGE Workshop on Well Injectivity & Productivity in Carbonates

10 - 12 December
Doha, Qatar
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Advances in Carbonate Acidizing

Short Course Overview:

Carbonate acidizing is fundamentally different than most fluid flow through porous medium. The fluid flow is dominated by statistical distribution of permeability, porosity and mineralogy. Modeling the process of matrix acidizing in carbonate reservoir is challenging because of the geostatistic nature. Today theoretical modeling is in the developing stage, and majority of the field design is based on lab experimental correlations.

This course will present the goals of carbonate acidizing, the basics of understanding acid reaction and transportation in carbonate formation through theoretical and empirical modeling, the procedure and application of experimental research in core flood test, and field applications in design and optimization.


Course Outline:

1. Introduction to Carbonate Acidizing

2. Wormhole Theory and Optimal Condition

3. Experimental Investigation of Wormhole Efficiency

4. Wormhole Models, Empirical

5. Wormhole Models, Numerical Simulation

6. Completion for Efficient Acid Stimulation

7. Estimate Well Performance after Stimulation


About the Instructor:

Ding Zhu is a Professor in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. She received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Beijing University of Science and Technology, and M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Ding Zhu's main research areas include general production engineering, well stimulation, intelligent wells and complex well performance. Dr. Zhu is a co-author of more than one hundred and fifty technical papers and a textbook, Petroleum Production Systems, a SPE book, Multilateral Wells. She has been a chairperson and a committee member for many Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) conferences and events, and a technical editor for SPE Production and Operations Journal.