The oil industry is still focusing on the optimization of hydrocarbon production with the minimum cost possible in complete HSE respect.

Nowadays a continuous flow of innovative ideas generates worldwide new technological frontiers. As a result, we witness remarkable applications of new well solutions and techniques. In this scenario we would like to give an overview of the possible answers to the technological needs and actions towards Stimulation Treatments and Formation Damage Removal.

The main issues to investigate are:

  • if the mature and worldwide applied techniques of Acidizing and Fracturing are still adequate to the new well geometry scenario

  • if the "novel" technologies are well known and cost effective

  • if innovative ideas on formation stimulation and damage removal are to be better investigated and implemented.

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