Polymer Backproducing ESP

Polymer Backproducing ESP

Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery - here Polymer Flooding - still seems to be a niche reservoir technology in the petroleum business.

Mainly used for brown fields, polymer floods are designed to change the flow paths in the reservoir and push the remaining oil towards the producers.

While it sounds like an easy idea to handle, it may represent major challenges once it comes to the production side.

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In some chemically flooded fields, Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs) are selected to back produce the injected polymer solution.

Depending the reservoir conditions, this solution may even have initial fluid properties and therefore can represent a challenge for the pump.

Since ESPs are sensitive to changes in the production environment, their design needs to be carefully harmonized with the expected properties of back produced fluids over time.

Our team is here to support you along the whole lifecycle – from the first entry of polymer solution into the borehole until it reaches the separator.

We are familiar with typical production challenges of various polymer floods around the world and we know what is needed to design and operate a resilient polymer back producing ESP. 

 

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