HCl acid stimulation of carbonate production requires the retardation of the HCl-carbonate rock reaction to achieve the optimum balance between total fluid used and the enhancement of well production. The described investigation was done offshore Sarawak using Indiana Limestone cores.
Flow rate is a major challenge for geothermal. However, the techniques used in shale to prevent flow localization can be applied directly to geothermal. If we can create hundreds or thousands of flowing fracture pathways around a horizontal or deviated geothermal well, then we will have truly “changed the game.”
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.

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