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Stimulation Technologies

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Stimulation Technologies

A Comprehensive Approach to Formation Damage Diagnosis and
Corresponding Stimulation Type and Fluid Selection

Scheduled Dates

10 - 14 Jun 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
11 - 15 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge Stimulation Technologies training course covers the most aspects of Stimulation Technologies whose main objective is to repair formation harm so as to revive / increase production.

This interactive training course starts by presenting the fundamental ideas for stimulation job style, execution and follow up.

Discussion is dole out on formation harm and its impact on well performance and designing of acid stimulation treatments. Focus is given to the most causes of formation harm (damage throughout drilling, cementing, perforating, producing and working over wells) and how these may be identified. 

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Formation Damage (Definition, mechanism, counter measures, etc.)
  • Acidizing (Matrix Acidizing, Acid fracturing, etc.)
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Overview
  • HSE and Stimulation

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will feel confident in their understanding of:

  • Formation damage mechanisms and their identification
  • Brainstorming on skin damage
  • Introduction to stimulation operations
  • Acids reactions and their selection for carbonates and sandstones
  • Acids and additives used in matrix stimulation
  • Candidate well selection
  • Acid treatment design
  • Acid placement and diverting technologies
  • Acid displacement and flow back
  • Laboratory tests
  • Acid fracturing design basics
  • HSE and acidizing operations
  • Safety & quality assurance

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for? 

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Production Technologist
  • Development Geologist
  • Field Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Field Managers
  • Oil Field Technical Staff

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

This PetroKnowledge training course will be presented using properly designed slides, some with animation and several videos on relevant issues. A printed manual containing all the slides and/or electronic from in PDF will be delivered to each attendant. Teaching methods include also calculations on related issues. Several examples of actual Stimulation Programs will be presented.

Organisational Impact

By attending this PetroKnowledge training course, the organization will develop staff that can maximize production and recovery, in a safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The organization will be benefit from:

  • Formation damage diagnosis and way to eliminate
  • Identifying main causes of formation damage during well completion/ production phases
  • Selection of stimulation technique for various formations type
  • Acid stimulation design, recipe and execution

Personal Impact

  • Identify the formation damage reasons and causes.
  • Know the best practices during drilling/production phase to eliminate formation damage.
  • Learn how to select stimulation techniques best suited for various formation types and situations
  • Know how to apply basic non-acid and acidizing concepts
  • Learn basic hydraulic fracturing concepts

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to formation damage 

  • Introduction to formation damage
  • Causes of formation damage
  • Effect of formation damage on well’s productivity index
  • Formation damage indicator and consequences
  • Classification of formation damage problem
  • Diagnosis of formation damage
  • Best practice to avoid formation damage

Day Two: Introduction to Stimulation Concepts and Objectives 

  • Production System introduction
  • Flow rate and permeability equation
  • Effect of a near wellbore damaged zone on well inflow pressure profile
  • What is well stimulation?
  • Objectives of stimulation
  • Stimulation important parameters
  • Types of well stimulation
  • Stimulation treatment process
  • Selection of candidates for stimulation
  • Well and stimulation life cycle

Day Three: Types of Acid and Acid Formulations  

  • Selection of candidates for stimulation
  • Matrix fluid selection
  • Types of acid and selection
  • Matrix acidizing
  • Carbonate acidizing
  • Chemical stimulation without acid
  • Sandstone acidizing
  • Factors affecting reaction rates
  • Matrix acidizing design
  • Matrix acidizing example
  • Selection of treatment type
  • Matrix acidizing treatment execution
  • Real-time monitoring of matrix acidizing treatments
  • Well clean up

Day Four: Monitoring, Execution, Evaluation and Follow-Up  

  • Acid fracturing
  • Acid corrosion parameters
  • Selection of diversion techniques
  • Mechanical Diverting using conventional techniques
  • Ball sealers
  • Coil tubing
  • Viscous fluid
  • Another diverting method
  • Potential formation damage caused by matrix stimulation fluid
  • Stimulation Techniques and objectives summary

Day Five: Basic of Hydraulic Fracture Treatment, Design and Quality Control  

  • Introduction into Hydraulic Fracture
  • Hydraulic Fracture Fluids and Chemicals
  • Proppant
  • Hydraulic Fracture Treatment Process
  • Rock Mechanism
  • Hydraulic Fracture Operation
  • Main Fracture Treatment Design


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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