Acid Stimulation during the Energy Transition

Silviu Livescu, Associate Professor, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 12 pm -1 pm Central
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Coiled tubing-conveyed telemetry systems using optical fibers and electrical wires have been used extensively in the last decade for many types of operations, such as acid stimulation and logging. This lecture will highlight the current qualitative and quantitative analysis methods for the performance of matrix acidizing and acid tunneling operations using downhole data. Downhole technologies and modeling methods will be discussed, identifying some of the limitations of the current technologies and opportunities for further research and technology development for real-time optimization of matrix acidizing and acid tunneling operations. The lecture will also discuss the role of well established technologies as matrix acidizing within the energy transition narrative.


Dr. Silviu Livescu, who was most recently chief scientist of the pressure pumping product line at Baker Hughes, has just joined the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geosystems Engineering faculty this fall as associate professor. He brings to UT PGE expertise in research and development, innovation, commercialization, and intellectual property in the petroleum industry. He has more than 35 US patents granted and pending, and has published more than 70 papers and articles. Silviu is the 2020–2023 data science and engineering analytics technical director on the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Board of Directors. Through his new Sustainable Geoenergy Research and Engineering Lab, Silviu is interested in energy transition topics such as geothermal energy, carbon sequestration and underground storage.