Formation Damage

Formation Damage


Production & Operations

Course Duration

3 days

Delivery Method


Formation damage is defined as the impairment of near-wellbore region permeability by non-reservoir fluid invasion. This course focuses on all aspects of formation damage diagnosis and prevention.

Course Contents

  • Introduction

  • Mineralogy of oil and gas wells

  • Well types based on function

  • Well types based on completion

  • Clays and Feldspars

  • Fines migration, clay swelling and clay stabilizers

  • Formation damage due to drilling and completion

  • Formation damage due to organic and inorganic deposition

  • Formation damage modeling

  • Skin effect and formation damage diagnoses

Course Description