Formation damage, tubing plugging and plugged production equipment caused by the deposition of organic deposits and sludge are inherent in many workover and stimulation operations around the world.
This paper describes the methodology followed to improve production through adequate stimulation treatments and control of the organic and sludge deposition existing in the south-east of Mexico. In fact, this is a recurring problem that has existed for xnanv years severely affecting oil production.
Evaluation of the results and conclusions derived at different stages of the analysis are discussed. The benefits of emulsifying the acid with an aromatic (external phase), are also presented including the key factor of the iron reducing agent in a ferric iron environment in addition to the required iron sequestering agent.
Results of stimulations performed in the area are discussed including well performance months after treatments.