These patent pending micro-solution fluid additives are designed to drastically limit fluid invasion, reduce capillary forces and the subsequent damage to a formation. Compared to conventional surfactants, micellar and micro-emulsion solutions, our micro-solution technologies boast advanced performance due to the ultifunctional nature of their chemistries.
The micro-solution additives are very different from other surfactant products, solutions and “regular” micro-emulsions. Our micro-solution fluid technology is a thermodynamically stable single phase micro-solution system of oil, water and surfactants that is optically isotropic. The oil and water domains, or “droplets”, in our product is of nanometer size, giving the product some very unique properties. Our micro-solution systems ability to co-solubilize oil and water is a key differentiator from perceived competitive products.
Our micro-solution fluid technologies will increase the relative permeability of the contacted reservoir to gas and water lowering the overall water saturation. This is accomplished by producing ultra low interfacial tension (IFT) between the product micro-solution phase and the excess oil and/or water phases within reservoirs. The net result being the capillary forces that “trap” gas and oil in a porous medium are overcome allowing for improved fluid recoveries, reduced breakdown pressures, speed up the rate and quantity of fluid recovery, enhanced acid penetration, enhanced cleanup, and reduce the damage caused by gelling agents residue.
In polymer systems the micro-solution nano size structures accumulate within the filtercake reducing the perm to the leakoff fluid – thus reducing leakoff. The filtercake is then more easily removed in a flush containing our product. This technique has been applied with success in the Rocky Mountains on several wells. In many cases no workover rig was needed to cleanup the well as it flowed naturally.
The remediation of stimulation damage in a coalbed methane well in San Juan Basin of New Mexico was accomplished with a treatment of 30 gal of MSA micro-solution product in 30 bbl of brine water. Gas improved from 1500 to 4000 MCFPM.
Shale production was improved with the MSA micro-solution product and illustrated flatter decline curve trends. The micro-solution technologies have been used in shale plays with dramatic success in approximately 200 wells. Production data from treated and non treated wells was collected and analyzed for short term trends. The trend lines are flatter for the wells treated with the MSA micro-solution additive. The wells treated with fluid containing the product consistently return 50-55% of the stimulation fluids versus the field normal of 30-35%.
The micro-solution products have been used on hundred’s of wells to date in various basinal settings with consistent success in accelerated fluid recoveries, minimized fluid damage, and improved production profiles. The technology has been deployed in various phases of drilling and production with very positive results and no reported lost wells. The micro-solution fluid technologies are custom designed to optimize your operations, reservoir potential and production. This means improved ROI’s for you.