On the Application of Well Stimulation Method in Improvement of Oil Recovery

Abdoullatif Gharibi, Mansoor Zoveidavianpoor, Farshad Daraei Ghadikolaei

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Hydraulic Fracturing, Proppant, Acid FracturingAbstract. Increase in the price of oil and gas during recent years have motivated oil and gas companies to focus on the methods that lead to increasing in the oil and gas production. Oil well stimulation as one of these methods includes a variety of operations that performed to improve productivity of the well. The main objective of a stimulation treatment is to increase the rate at which the formation delivers hydrocarbons naturally. Today’s well stimulation method is converted to the appropriate method in the oil and gas industry to maintain or increase of well productivity. Injection of acid to partially dissolve the rock, and hydraulic fracturing to split the rock and prop it open with proppant are two common techniques for stimulating of the wells. Deciding about selection of the best method for stimulation of the wells is related to the comprehensive evaluation of capabilities of each technique and conditions which are governed on specific job intended. In this article, we are trying to present a description about well stimulation method, methods that are employed to execute well stimulation, and application of these different techniques for stimulating of wells.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
JournalApplied Mechanics and Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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