Heavy Oil Wellhead Systems
Versatile wellhead systems for efficient heavy oil recovery
Optimize fluid and pressure control for effective heavy oil recovery, including thermal recovery.
Some of the world’s largest reserves are heavy oil reservoirs. With oil in place equal to the largest conventional oil fields in the Middle East, heavy oil reserves are found in more than 30 countries around the globe.
Our focus is improving the development and exploitation of deposits in existing heavy oil regions and increasing recovery from underdeveloped deposits. This requires balancing economics and reducing the energy requirements and environmental footprint of producing these reserves.
Model reservoir geology and flow with expert interpretation and consulting.
Once EOR methods have been deployed, planning and implementing the most efficient strategy for full field development requires good quality data, expert analysis, and regular review. Overall project economics can be significantly enhanced by accurate modeling with the industry's most diverse portfolio of software solutions.
VISAGE simulator provides a comprehensive system for geomechanical analysis on a reservoir scale. Stresses and strains are calculated in a consistent manner across the reservoir, the overburden, and the surrounding environment. Coupling VISAGE simulator with ECLIPSE industry-reference reservoir simulator ensures the interaction between mechanics and fluid flow is fully accounted for, including the effects of faults and fracture sets.
INTERSECT Thermal enables accurately modeling the thermal recovery methods typically used in heavy oil and bitumen reservoirs to reduce the high oil viscosity by increasing the temperature. Thermal recovery processes that can be simulated include steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), cyclic steam injection (huff ‘n’ puff), steamflooding, steam-solvent, hot water injection, and wellbore heaters.
OLGA simulator models time-dependent behaviors, or transient flow, providing an added dimension to steady-state analyses by predicting system dynamics such as time-varying changes in flow rates, fluid compositions, temperature, solids deposition, and operational changes. The OLGA simulator enables key flow simulation applications, including liquids handling; sizing separators and slug catchers; managing solids; simulating key operational procedures including startup, shutdown, and pigging; modeling for contingency planning; and assessing environmental risk in complex deepwater drilling environments.
Plot out a target-by-target production strategy.
Make timely reservoir decisions with accurate, precise results from our services, technologies, and expertise.
Accelerate hydrocarbon discovery throughout the life of the reservoir—from exploration through EOR.
Acquire measurements that speak volumes.
Obtain NMR measurement of porosity, permeability, and fluid volumes independent of the rock matrix.
Accurately place and construct your producer, injector, and monitor wells.
Detect multiple formation layers and fluid boundary positions for advanced well placement.
Prevent cement failure with thermally responsive cement systems that expand and contract in high pressures and temperatures.
Maximize your project's value through its entire lifecycle.
Increase production in heavy oil, gassy wells, and other extreme heat environments.
Efficiently handle high-sand-cut wells and high-viscosity fluids with lower power consumption than other lift methods.
Achieve more power and flexibility with the REDA HPS G3 horizontal multistage pumping system—up to 2,500 hp in a single unit.
Enhance production management with reservoir surveillance in wells up to 572 degF [300 degC] and with hydrogen.
Enhance well integrity in applications from deepwater to land with cemented, uncemented, and expandable liner hangers.
Optimize your sand control completion with robust, fit-for-purpose sand screens and inflow control devices.
Manage data, simulation, and equipment for ongoing operational optimization.
Ongoing operational optimization is maximized through managed use of data, simulation, and equipment. Our systems enable you to continually update geologic and reservoir models, design and model right-sized surface facilities, and maintain planned production.We offer Symmetry process software platform, a comprehensive simulator that captures all aspects of your models from reservoir to product distribution. The Symmetry platform is built using industry-proven simulation technologies that have been optimized to scale to your thermal operation.
See how real-time information optimizes performance.
Accurately measure the full spectrum of multiphase flow rates while monitoring and evaluating production in real time with a compact flowmeter specifically designed for topside and land applications.
Simplify communication in complex operations with integrated technologies and project management.
Reduce the cost and complexity of producing heavy oil with a range of technologies and experience.
Litho Scanner service characterizes the inelastic scattering and neutron capture processes in a formation.