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Technical: Formation damage.

This course is intended for industry professionals who wish to develop or expand their knowledge of formation damage and how optimum productivity and injectivity can be assured.


This independent course provides participants with a unique insight into formation damage through the practical integration of regional, core, well and drilling data. Theory and principles are reinforced by the extensive use of real field examples from throughout the world. The course aims to demystify the subject of formation damage and promote a formation damage awareness culture, encouraging participants to challenge convention and think about the implications of damage throughout a field or well life cycle – from drilling to abandonment.


You will learn:

  • how to identify the geological controls on formation damage

  • how to evaluate well history to identify potential formation damage

  • how to design laboratory tests to measure and identify damage and stimulation

  • what the principal damage mechanisms are and how they can be avoided, minimised and removed

  • what different types of damage occur during drilling, completion, workover, stimulation and injection

  • what additional issues need to be considered when downhole sand control is employed

  • how to scale up from laboratory to well and reservoir scale


Who should attend?

Drillers, production engineers, completion engineers, production chemists, geoscientists, reservoir engineers and petrophysicists who wish to develop or expand their knowledge of formation damage and its impact on well productivity and injectivity.

Duration & Cost

2 days, £990 pp ex VAT.

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