July 12, 2021

Optimize Oil Recovery – Tune Viscoelastic Properties

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The process of oil recovery needs a wide knowledge of engineering and chemistry. Starting with drilling to completion and finally the different stages of recovery (EOR) use various materials and additives to improve the productivity of the reservoir.

Many additives are gelling polymers that increase viscosity and elasticity, and help to prevent typical issues such as bore well collapse, cut-off sedimentation, loss circulation, etc. The plugging performance of such systems are also of outmost interest and depend on the gelation kinetics.

However, each reservoir shows its characteristic properties in terms of formation type, porosity, temperature, salinity, and make it challenging to find the right system for the right reservoir. Thus, additives must be adapted for each site. Moreover, during exploitation the conditions can change, e.g. porosity or temperature, and reactivity is needed to adjust the used materials.

Join us for the webinar to learn, how Rheolaser Master, using an innovative optical technique, helps to improve:

  • Drilling and drill-in fluids – zero-shear viscoelastic behavior
  • Innovate new loss circulation materials – tuning gelation kinetics with encapsulation
  • Cement setting for casing – adjust additives, such as superplasticizers
  • Improve EOR polymers – determine the gelation kinetics under realistic conditions

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