Chemical Additive Selection in Matrix Acidizing
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This work proposes to survey new chemical knowledge, developed since 1984, on fluid additives used in matrix stimulation treatments of carbonate and sandstone petroleum reservoirs and describes one method of organizing this new knowledge in a software program using the Visual Basic for Applications programming language. While matrix stimulation treatments have been used in the petroleum industry for over 100 years, the last major review of the technical literature addressing this process occurred in 1984. Currently though, the petroleum industry better understands formation damage; uses different and more chemical additives in matrix stimulation treatments; and understands how some additives interact with one another affecting well performance. As a result, a new and thorough review of the literature regarding chemical additive choices for matrix stimulation treatments will help practicing engineers achieve better results worldwide. Moreover, organizing this chemical knowledge in a software program using VBA allows an engineer to access the information through Microsoft's widely available spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel.
Weidner, Jason 1981- (2011). Chemical Additive Selection in Matrix Acidizing. Master's thesis, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from