horizontal steam injection
In California’s San Joaquin Valley, 2015 marked two years of operation for our first project to inject steam from a horizontal well into a heavy oil reservoir. The project has yielded encouraging oil production response while reducing our environmental footprint. The pilot project included our industry-leading downhole fiber-optic-based steam injection flow profiling methodology, as well as multiple configurations of our own flow control (and isolation) devices for optimizing steam distribution. Best practices will be deployed worldwide for all horizontal wells using steam. The flow profiling success also has applications in the increasingly sophisticated use of wellbore surveillance in unconventional and offshore assets.
Updated: March 2016