The committee is delighted to offer a full day workshop alongside the main forum. This will also be held at the Clarion Hotel Energy on Thursday 25 August 2022.

Details below are from the 2021 workshop so keep checking back for updates.

Please book early as places are limited.

Fluids Design and Formation Damage Mitigation to Enhance Well Productivity

This course is intended for industry professionals who wish to develop or expand their knowledge of formation damage and how optimum productivity and injectivity can be assured.

The workshop will be delivered by Mike Byrne of AXIS and Allan Twynam of THREE60 Energy.

Limited number of places will be available.
Find out more details on the workshop

Register your place alongside the main forum to attend.


This workshop style event will explore how introduced fluid choice can influence well productivity and injectivity. We will discuss the fluid selection criteria and propose a process to design the correct fluid for reservoir drilling, completion, clean-up and interventions.

The workshop will cover both design and execution practices to optimize well performance by protection of the near wellbore together with safeguarding of the lower completion.

The following topics will be presented to generate discussion:

  • Examples of how productivity and damage issues are addressed through laboratory testing and modelling
  • Recent advances in fluid engineering, modelling, and laboratory testing, together with some potential areas for further improvement
  • Relevant case histories outlining the decision processes and technologies used

The workshop will be highly interactive, offering the opportunity to examine and debate the issues of greatest concern to participants. This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to achieve a basic understanding of formation damage testing before the main Forum starts. It will also present some snapshots of current thinking and recent case histories.


  • how to identify the geological controls on formation damage
  • how to evaluate well history to identify potential formation damage
  • how to design laboratory tests to measure and identify damage and stimulation
  • what the principal damage mechanisms are and how they can be avoided, minimised and removed
  • what different types of damage occur during drilling, completion, workover, stimulation and injection
  • what additional issues need to be considered when downhole sand control is employed
  • how to scale up from laboratory to well and reservoir scale