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QP, Total hold workshop on acid stimulation for oil wells

Qatar Petroleum and Total recently held a joint technical workshop covering operational and research-oriented aspects of acid stimulation treatments of oil and gas wells, a commonly practiced technology that allows enhancing well productivity.

The two-day event, which was held at The Ritz-Carlton, was attended by around 30 engineers, researchers, and senior managers from QP and Total.

In addition, a specialist from Total headquarters in France was also present to share expertise with the workshop participants.

The exchange of technical information between the two oil and gas companies, their extensive experiences, as well as know-how on state-of-the-art guidance and methodologies led to very fruitful discussions during the event.

Dr Nasser al-Mohannadi, QP research and technology manager, said, “This workshop was organised as part of the ongoing joint Qatar Petroleum-Total Research and Development project in the domain of acid stimulation. It clearly shows that our research activity has a practical impact on our operations.”

The objective of the joint workshop was to share methodologies to enhance hydrocarbon production while reducing water flow. The outcomes and conclusions of the workshop are expected to have a direct impact on acid stimulation operations in Qatari oil and gas fields.

In the related research project, a joint QP-Total team is performing state-of-the-art laboratory experiments on acid stimulation at the Total Research Centre in Qatar (TRC-Q), at the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), a member of Qatar Foundation.

This will contribute in developing world-class research capabilities at the QSTP and in helping build a knowledge-based economy, as highlighted in the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Dr, Philippe Julien, director, TRC-Q said, “The workshop was a result of the excellent relationship that QP and Total have. It was an excellent opportunity to share our different practical experiences and to drive clear recommendations to our operations and our research teams in both companies. There is no doubt that this technical domain is fully in line with the oil and gas Qatar National Research Strategy to have an optimal exploitation of hydrocarbon resources in Qatar.”