The implementation of fishbone stimulation helped to more than double estimated well productivity and tripled the production rate in a tight carbonate reservoir well compared with conventional stimulation during initial testing.
The authors describe a carbonate reservoir stimulation technique able to deploy acids in the rock far away from the wellbore through mechanically drilled holes with known depths and azimuths.
Hydrochloric acid continues to be the most effective and low-cost material for carbonate stimulation. Though exotic chemistries such as chelating agents and organic acids have been promoted for being less corrosive at high temperatures, the cost and dissolving capacity limit their use to large-scale implementation. The ability to inhibit the corrosion tendency of hydr…

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