Heat up profits from your thermal fields
Thermal recovery is often used to produce heavy oil, generally is defined as having high specific gravity (API gravity of 4-17 degrees) and a high viscosity (typically above 10 cP). It is frequently necessary to heat these oils to reduce their viscosity enough to get them to flow.
Because of the effects of the applied heat during thermal recovery the oil undergoes physical and chemical changes. Among the properties altered are:
These physical and chemical changes can increase the likelihood of downhole damage mechanisms such as asphaltene, paraffin, scale, emulsion block and changes in wettability. Many technologies and services used for conventional oil to address these damage mechanisms face limitations when dealing with these highly viscous oils.
EnovaSB - Sand Bond
On February 6th, Enova executed the first EnovaSB insitu sand control treatment for a major operator in the San Joaquin Valley. The application was operationally successful and well response is being closely monitored.