Liquid Polymer Blending Systems Improve Production in Mature Oil & Gas Wells
January 9, 2012
dynaBLEND™ Liquid Polymer Blending Systems from Fluid Dynamics can play an important role in realizing the true product-recovery potential of mature oil-and-gas wells. Field tests have shown that as much as 70 percent of the actual recoverable reserves from an oil well can remain below ground because it has become too costly to extract the product. However, a recovery system that features dynaBLEND liquid-polymer technology can help turn these marginal and/or abandoned fields and wells into big producers again through an Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) process known as alkali-surfactant-polymer (ASP) chemical flooding, according to the manufacturer. In this process, an alkali agent, a surfactant and a polymer are blended together and injected into a water injection well that is energizing the formation. This chemical combination helps release the oil from the trapped formation and flow to the well’s surface.