Cutting-edge recovery techniques and alternative methods
Explore new ways of economically and safely exploiting heavy resources.
There are several proven methods of recovering heavy oil, such as cold heavy-oil production with sand (CHOPS), cyclic steam stimulation (CSS), and steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). Our heavy oil wellhead systems provide fluid and pressure control for effective heavy oil recovery.
The FC fast-connect HT wellhead system is a compact system designed for high-temperature applications, such as thermal recovery of heavy oil. It offers an alternative to conventional wellhead systems and can also be used for cold production methods. It reduces HSE risk because most of its components are installed through the BOP stack, reducing installation time and minimizing rig time.Advantages
The QC quick-connect wellhead system is designed for CHOPS, a technique that enables continuous production of sand with the oil and leads to improved recovery of heavy oil from the reservoir. In many cases, wormholes are formed in the unconsolidated sand reservoir, increasing well productivity. The compact QC wellhead system provides operational flexibility and ease of use; it can also be used with other cold recovery methods. Because the wellhead system uses elastomers, conventional running techniques are applicable.Advantages