Wormholes Models for the Optimum Matrix Acidizing in Mi4 Unit-Ahdeb Oil Field

Authors

  • Usama Sahib Alameedy College of Engineering - University of Baghdad https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7517-9450
  • Ayad A.Alhaleem A.Alrazzaq College of Engineering - University of Baghdad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31026/j.eng.2022.12.03

Abstract

Innovative laboratory research and fluid breakthroughs have improved carbonate matrix stimulation technology in the recent decade. Since oil and gas wells are stimulated often to increase output and maximum recovery, this has resulted in matrix acidizing is a less costly alternative to hydraulic fracturing; therefore, it is widely employed because of its low cost and the fact that it may restore damaged wells to their previous productivity and give extra production capacity. Limestone acidizing in the Mishrif reservoir has never been investigated; hence research revealed fresh insights into this process. Many reports have stated that the Ahdeb oil field's Mishrif reservoir has been unable to be stimulated due to high injection pressures, which make it difficult to inject acid into the reservoir formation; and (ii) only a few acid jobs have been successful in Ahdeb oil wells, while the bulk of the others has been unsuccessful. Based on an acid efficiency curve, an ideal gel acid (HCl 15%) injection rate for this reservoir was 2.16 cc/min. This injection rate produces an optimal wormhole and the least amount of acid utilized. The optimum pore volume to breakthrough in wormhole propagation was 2.73, and the optimal interstitial velocity in wormhole propagation was 0.6 cm/min. Researchers have developed new formulae to compute the skin factor in anisotropic carbonates generated from matrix acidizing for the first time. This experiment revealed the need to acidify the matrix at the optimal injection rate.

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Published

2022-12-01

How to Cite

ALAMEEDY, U. and A.Alrazzaq, A. A. . (2022) “Wormholes Models for the Optimum Matrix Acidizing in Mi4 Unit-Ahdeb Oil Field”, Journal of Engineering, 28(12), pp. 34–55. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2022.12.03.