Linde and Nissan Chemical are partnering to showcase RECHARGE HNP, a new, energized "Huff 'n Puff" (HNP) technology that has improved oil and gas production by up to 500% at the URTeC in Houston, 23 and 25 July.
The RECHARGE HNP solution combines the demonstrated enhanced recovery powers of both gas and nanoparticles to create a synergistic, multi-spectrum treatment. Carbon dioxide (CO2) or nitrogen (N2) is used to drive nanoActiv HRT (Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology) nanoparticles from Nissan Chemical further into the formation and enables them to penetrate deeper into capillary fractures and micropores of the rock, releasing additional hydrocarbons.
Global Market Segment Oil & Gas senior application engineer Kevin Watts said “One of the key features of the RECHARGE HNP solution is the simplicity in executing the treatment, with which operators have been very pleased.
“We believe this technology will have an important impact for oil and gas producers worldwide.”
This synergistic gas-energized treatment can simultaneously address multiple production issues for conventional or unconventional natural gas or oil wells, and stimulate flowback to the wellbore for almost any type of rock formation.
After using the RECHARGE HNP solution on depleted wells in Texas for 180 days, production improvements in barrel-of-oil equivalents (BOE) ranged from 12% to 564%. Successful treatments have a quick 60- to 90-day payback.
Linde has provided HNP technology for decades and now applies that expertise to RECHARGE HNP treatments.
Linde Chemistry & Energy program manager Robin Watts said: “Together with Nissan Chemical, we analyze the many permutations of the well and formation to screen, diagnose and prescribe the most effective combination of gas and nanoActiv HRT particles to optimize the treatment’s yield.”
Nissan Chemical America president Will Smith said: “With the RECHARGE HNP treatment, our nanoActiv HRT particles can go further into the micro-fracture network than any product on the market today. Working with Linde, we can now help more operators resolve hidden production issues and really turn on the spigot.”
Linde, a global leader in industrial gases and engineering, offers more than 50 years of experience in the energy industry. Linde is the biggest CO2 supplier for the industry in North America. Expertise spans CO2 and N2 treatments for fracturing, enhanced oil recovery and single-well stimulation (HNP).
Source: Company Press Release