Stimulating Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs

Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 25
Issue: 3
Publication Date: 09/30/2013

Stimulation of naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs has improved significantly with the application of innovative acidizing fluids that contain degradable fibers. The fibers congregate and form barriers that impede fluid movement into fractures, redirecting the acid to lower permeability regions. This type of enhanced stimulation efficiency has led to increasingly uniform production profiles across multiple zones and substantial production increases in many oil and gas fields worldwide.