Fines Migration: Problems and TreatmentsJie Xiao*, Jianghong Wang and Xin Sun
Holding Energy Petroleum Engineering, (BeiJing) Co. Ltd., China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jie Xiao
Consultant, Holding Energy Petroleum Engineering
(BeiJing) Co., Ltd, China
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Received Date: December 16, 2016; Accepted Date: December 22, 2016; Published Date: January 02, 2017
Citation: Xiao J, Wang J, Sun X (2017) Fines Migration: Problems and Treatments. Oil Gas Res 3: 123. doi: 10.4172/2472-0518.1000123
Copyright: © 2016 Xiao J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Fines migration can cause severe damage to formation permeability and can plug the formation under certain circumstances. To effectively address this address, the mechanisms of fines migration and factors that causing fines migration were analyzed in this study. Different treatment techniques were discussed in this paper and the newly application of UTTA has been very successful in most formation types. The films it forms can enhance the ability of formation to withstand high shear stress and high flow rate. Lab core flow tests demonstrated this positive effects and it can greatly minimize the side effect of acidizing treatments, as a post-treatment method.