OVERCOMING OFFSHORE PRODUCTION CHALLENGES – WHAT ARE YOUR PRODUCTION OBJECTIVES?
According to SPE 70% of oil fields produce sand, or other types of sediments, giving solids removal technology a major role to play in materially reducing costs and improving production efficiency in solids producing wells.
Implementing next generation technology that addresses the challenge of solids in both mature and new fields can turn the management of solids into an improved production performance. A new approach to sand management strategy can highly reduce, and in some cases eliminate the needs for costly intervention operations in addition to providing uninterrupted and increased production possibilities.
The FourPhase EOR technology removes solids at the surface. This enables operators to increase the flow rate from producing wells while at the same time staying within the ASR (acceptable sand rate) criteria. This results in increased oil recovery at a lower cost per barrel making the technology even more relevant since the oil price is not something operators can directly affect – increased production rates can compensate in loss of revenue while oil price decreases.
FourPhase has worked together with Offshore Network to create a short whitepaper which details:
– How Gullfacks C-19 production benefitted from over 15000kg of solid removal whilst eliminating the need for expensive coiled tubing operations
– How solids removal technology was used to offer Statoil a continuous production system that offered a maximum flowrate, whilst staying below the acceptable sand rate ASR
– How next generation cyclone technology is revolutionizing solids management