Application on Heavy Oil Production with ALS - HP

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Identified needs for this application of additive in well with ALS – HP

Main Needs Identified

  • High viscosity of produced fluids and low volumetric efficiency of HP
  • Seeking to increase the well production
  • Dehydration of crude
  • Additive compatibility with the installed process

Solution Development at Laboratory

It was designed the need SF – FL product according to the properties of DHA2 sample.

Basic Characterization DHA2
°API @60°F18.8
BS&W [% v/v]0.2
Viscosidad [cSt]985 @90°F

Solution Proposal

Bottom Hole SF – FL Fluidifier Application Through Low Pressure Line

Benefits from the Application on ALS - HP

  • Viscosity reductions higher than 20%.
  • Increase volumetric efficiency of the ALS – Higher Run Time.
  • Reductions on electric consumption associated with overpressure well head.
  • Low injection rate of additive compared to diluents.

 

Results from Bottom Hole SF – FL Fluidifier Application Through Low Pressure Line

 

 
Base Operational Conditions
SF – FL Additive Application
Oil Production (Qo)
416 BFPD
450 BFPD | % of increment Qo = 8%
Oil Viscosity
928 cSt @ 90°F
690 cSt @ 90°F | % of reduction = 26 %
Water Cut (%BSW)
0.2 %
0.2 %

 

The Fluidifier additive showed to be compatible with the processing facility installed.