Process, optimized acidizing reduce production facility upsets

Syed A. AliChevron U.S.A. Production Co. New Orleans Donald G. Hill Schlumberger Dowell Tulsa S. Bruce McConnell Schlumberger Dowell Houston Michael R. Johnson Gulf States Environmental Solutions Inc. Houston The filtration/absorption process, coupled with optimum treatments, prevent facility upsets that increase the time and resources required for bringing a well back on-line following an acid stimulation. Surface active agents, required in acidizing to improve well productivity, can form oil/water emulsions and cause unacceptable oil and grease levels during acid flowback. But recent offshore experiences after acidizing show that operators can achieve oil and g...

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