13316 – Multi-Stage Stimulation Technique Boosts Production for Horizontal Wells in Kuwait

Summary

In recent years, horizontal well technology has evolved as the more favorable option in the Middle East over the conventional vertical and deviated wells. The advantages are (a) maximum reservoir contact, (b) higher production rate and (c) better access to reserves. This paper illustrates case histories where an innovative technique was used to stimulate horizontal wells, where production had dropped to zero shortly after an openhole completion due to formation damage and incomplete cleanup.