Optimized stimulation strategies enhance Aramco gas production

A systematic approach for understanding and evaluating reservoir conditions and use of high-end technology has provided Saudi Aramco the means for developing and managing deep, high pressure, high temperature, and prolific as well as poor quality gas reservoirs.Through the selection of appropriate stimulating methods, such as matrix acidizing, acid fracturing, or proppant fracturing, and a careful candidate selection and use of optimal procedures, Aramco has attained high production rates from gas wells. Numerous wells completed with hydraulic fracturing have sustained, stabilized, high flow rates for many years.Optimal treatments have contributed to less drilling and the need for refract...

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