3-Day Open Acid Fracturing Course - Led by Mr. Carl Montgomery
This three-day course provides the physics and design methodology for carbonate acid fracturing. In addition, methods for removing various types of formation and drilling damage will be discussed. The course begins with a brief history of acid fracturing, highlighting the similarities and differences between an acid and propped frac. Participants then discuss rock stresses and the stress limitations of carbonate rocks and the effect of acid-etched width on stress reduction. A hydraulic fracturing model will be developed using StimPlan, and participants will learn about stoichiometry, carbonate acid chemistry, and various acid concentrations. Acid-reaction kinetics with reservoir minerals and how to measure them, in addition to transport mechanisms, fluid loss, and determining wormholing values, will be discussed. Additional course sections include convection mass transfer, diffusion and parallel plate reactions, and acid-etched conductivity.
*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*