A Mechanistic Model of Wormhole Growth in Carbonate Matrix Acidizing and Acid Fracturing Academic Article uri icon


  • A mathematical model that describes the growth and competition of wormholes during an acidizing treatment in a carbonate formation was developed. The model is initialized with the distribution of largest pores. Wormhole characteristics (size, length, and distribution) were found to be controlled by acid-injection, diffusion, and fluid-loss rates.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hung, K. M., Hill, A. D., & Sepehrnoori, K.

citation count

  • 85

publication date

  • January 1989