Steep production decline curves and accessing only a very limited portion of the available fracture network through conventional completion technologies.
The Production Challenge:
Steep production decline curves mean there is intense pressure to keep replacing the production lost year over year.
Operators are looking for ways to get more oil out of existing wells without expensive refracturing or other intervention technologies.
The Challenge of Accessibility:
How do we get to the oil that’s still down there?
Conventional proppants are just too big to penetrate 85% of the natural fracture network.
Reach further into the induced and natural fracture networks to produce more oil and gas. Today we can do that like never before with nanoActiv™ HRT.
Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology (HRT)
nanoActiv™ HRT penetrates the natural fracture network on a nanoscopic scale.
nanoActiv™ HRT utilizes nano-sized particles in a colloidal dispersion. These particles produce a Brownian-motion, diffusion-driven mechanism known as disjoining pressure to produce long efficacy in the recovery of hydrocarbons in conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
nanoActiv™ HRT moves throughout the fracture network releasing hydrocarbons as it goes deeper and farther than any product on the market today.
Small is BIG!
nanoActiv™ HRT particles are so small they reach into the fracture network where no proppant has ever been able to go.
How does it work?
nanoActiv™ HRT Wedge Effect Mechanism: Diffusion-Driven Disjoining Pressure
nanoActiv™ HRT solutions behave as a wedge film driven by Brownian motion and diffusion defined as disjoining pressure—greatly facilitating and accelerating the mobility of gas, oil and water, or mixtures thereof within porous media and/or natural or induced fracture networks.
The Returns Keep Getting Better and Better
nanoActiv™ HRT in USE
Returns Keep Getting Better and Better
April 2017 data from two Wolfberry-Upton County, Texas wells after being treated with nanoActiv™ HRT versus average production from untreated conventionally fractured offsetting wells:
Initial Test Well – Average 30-day IP rate of 209 BOEPD
- nanoActiv™ HRT treated well #1 yielded an 88% oil cut versus 56% from offset wells.
- nanoActiv™ HRT treated well #1 (green line) did not require artificial lift for 7 months, significantly reducing lease operating costs whereas offset wells (gray line) had to be placed on artificial lift shortly after completion.
- After 481 days on production, the nanoActiv™ HRT treated well is outperforming the offset’s cumulative production by 54% and increasing.
- Decline in oil production only 39% after 12 months.
Average cumulative production of the nanoActiv™ HRT treated wells is 138% better than the average of 10 offset wells in the area and is increasing.
Second Test Well – Average 30-day IP rate of 415 BOEPD
- nanoActiv™ HRT treated well #2 yielded an 86% oil cut versus 56% from offset wells.
- nanoActiv™ HRT treated well #2 (red line) did not require artificial lift for 3 months, significantly reducing lease operating costs whereas offset wells (gray line) had to be placed on artificial lift shortly after completion.
- After 241 days on production, the nanoActiv™ HRT treated well is outperforming the offset’s cumulative production by 223%.
Over the past 15 months, more than 45 wells have been treated using nanoActiv™ HRT, and production data continues to reflect consistently improved and sustained results.
A History of Success
Nissan Chemical America Corporation is a division of Nissan Chemical Industries (NCI), founded in 1887 as the first chemical fertilizer manufacturer in Japan. A forerunner in chemical innovations for nearly 130 years, Nissan Chemical currently manufactures products for the chemical, agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, and is a market leader in the production of nanoparticles for the automotive, coatings, electronics and oil and gas industries.