Scale dissolver application: Production enhancement and formation damage potential

M. M. Jordan, G. M. Graham, K. S. Sorbie, A. Matharu, R. Tomlins, J. Bunney

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    Abstract

    Three commercial scale dissolver formulations were tested, along with laboratory prepared amino carboxylic acid scale dissolvers, to assess their comparative ability to dissolve barium sulfate and potential to cause formation damage in the near-wellbore formation. The potential formation damage capacity was assessed by measuring the levels of cation release in static tests on mineral separates and by studying the various effluent profiles from dissolver core flooding studies on reservoir sand. The potential damage mechanism include silicate dissolution, fines generation/migration, emulsion formation/stabilization and mechanical strength reduction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Formation Damage Control
    Pages303-311
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event1998 International Symposium on Formation Damage Control - Lafayette, LA, United States
    Duration: 18 Feb 199819 Feb 1998

    Conference

    Conference1998 International Symposium on Formation Damage Control
    CountryUnited States
    CityLafayette, LA
    Period18/02/9819/02/98

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    Jordan, M. M., Graham, G. M., Sorbie, K. S., Matharu, A., Tomlins, R., & Bunney, J. (1998). Scale dissolver application: Production enhancement and formation damage potential. In Proceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Formation Damage Control (pp. 303-311)