Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 11:20 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Tulsa Country Club, 701 North Union Avenue, Tulsa, OK 7412
 Mike Perri, Blue Spark Energy
Topic: "An Alternate Method of Reducing Skin in Oil and Gas Wells"

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Many wells experience a near-wellbore reduction in permeability at some point in their life that can drastically reduce their production rates. This damage, or “skin”, doesn’t only occur during production (from material such as scale, fines and organics), but can also occur during the drilling or completion of the well. A new method available to treat these wells is electro-hydraulic stimulation (EHS). EHS tools utilize energy compression to generate thousands of repeatable, high-power pulses on each trip into the well. EHS tools are run on regular wireline cable, with no special power source required. They stimulate the well safely and effectively, using no surface pressure, chemicals or explosives.

Mike Perri
Mike Perri holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and has 30 years of experience in the oilfield services industry. Mike worked for Schlumberger for 26 years, starting as a Wireline Field Engineer. He had several other roles there, including training engineer, petrophysicist, and several management positions, including manager of the Data Services department for Canada for several years. His focuses were product development and service delivery, while improving quality and efficiency. With Blue Spark Energy, Mike heads up the Geosciences department, where he helps choose candidate wells for Blue Spark’s WASP® stimulation, evaluates the results of stimulations, and helps develop new applications for Blue Spark technology.