Formation Damage Laboratory Testing is routinely performed to select optimum drilling, completion and other fluids prior to their deployment in wells. Major decisions which impact the productivity or injectivity of wells and fields are often based on laboratory tests. This paper aims to resolve some of the arguments and diversity in the procedures for laboratory formation damage tests and present clear evidence to support opinions expressed on the merits of particular tests. The paper is deliberately non-reservoir specific and will formalise in one document evidence, opinions and suggested test improvements.

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