ResFrac PCIS presentation- Optimizing production and minimizing reservoir damage with microfluidics
Selecting the right fracturing fluid for your well is important – not only to improve the well productivity and maximize profitability – but also to minimize reservoir damage. Incompatible chemicals, particularly those prone to degradation at high temperatures can block the accessible pores and significantly reduce the productivity of a well. In this presentation, Stuart Kinnear from Interface Fluidics explains how Interface Fluidics employs microfluidic technology to screen and select the right chemicals for your well, under reservoir relevant temperatures and pressures.
High-resolution visual access to the porous media enables the identification of potentially damaging effects like solids precipitation, temperature destabilization, wettability alteration, chemical incompatibilities, emulsification, and more. Interface’s microfluidic platform provides a rapid and reliable diagnostic tool to obtain complementary pore-scale data – not achievable with conventional methods, to better understand the flow behavior and efficiently formulate chemistries for in situ processes.