Application Of Ultrasonic Waves To Remove Near Wellbore Damage To Enhance Injectivity And/Or Productivity Of Wells Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2017 European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers EAGE. All rights reserved. There are many stimulation methods to enhance the injectivity and productivity of wells. This paper is presenting the use of ultrasonic waves as one such method. For this purpose the paper looks at the experimental application of ultrasonic waves for various damage removal situations, such as damages caused by asphaltenes deposition, paraffins and mud invasion. It examines the asphaltene chemistry and deposition, and a review of the effects of ultrasonics on their removal and inhibition. Near wellbore damages caused by wax and paraffins as well as damage caused by mud invasion will also be discussed and the application of ultrasonic waves in the removal of such damages will be discussed. The aim of this paper is to present the possible use of ultrasonic waves as a method to remove the near wellbore damage in wells to increase the permeability and enhance the Injectivity and/or Productivity of wells.

name of conference

  • Second EAGE Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonates

published proceedings

  • Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Amani, M., Sayed, A., & Abdul Rauf, A.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Amani, M||Sayed, A||Abdul Rauf, A

publication date

  • December 2017