Effective oil production management appears impossible without regular introduction of new technologies. When developing an oilfield, the goal is not only to find a petroleum accumulation and engineer the reservoir but to find a way to produce as much petroleum as possible with minimum operating expenses.
PARAGROUP R&D specialists are working to reduce operating expenses by optimizing downhole equipment operating parameters, increasing its trouble-free operation intervals, and well service life between repairs.
The R&D provides expert support to oil lift to surface and complex operations at pumping wells, carries out audits of compliance with the corporate standards in subsidiaries and technical audits of contractors and equipment manufacturers, develops and implements regulatory and methodology documents and training programs.
Together with the subsidiaries’ teams, the R&D department is working to meet the objective set by customer Upstream Divisions. To this end, the tasks related to development and replication of new technologies aimed at improving efficiency of mature fields, involving hard-to-recover reserves, and disseminating the best practices to optimize production and reduce the cost of proven technologies are being solved. Technology projects are being implemented to create a controlled shut-off valve for well maintenance operations, ensure oil production from low-yield uneconomical wells, prevent formation of asphaltene-resin-paraffin sediments on casing walls, and many more.
Oil production is a technically complex and multi-stage process that requires constant control and difficult analytical decisions. To enhance performance of oilfield equipment, oil companies use a variety of process fluids and chemicals which are selected by PARAGROUP R&D oilfield chemistry engineers.
The Paragroup experts know which methods and chemicals should be used to improve operational reliability of downhole and surface equipment; they also know how to manage reservoirs to maximize oil recovery from fields in different development phases.
The use of special inhibitors during well operation helps prevent deposition of inorganic salts or sediments that may reduce the well flow rate or cause equipment failure. Other chemicals prevent equipment corrosion caused by high formation temperature, pressure and presence of carbon dioxide, and help extend the service life of equipment and reduce maintenance costs.
Paragroup R&D department never stops looking for and introducing new technologies that make oil production more efficient by taking into consideration specific features of each individual oil field. The STC specialists select the best chemical compositions for certain reservoir conditions and take part in designing new process fluid formulations.
– Quality of crude oil (oil emulsion).
– Equipment defects
– Local environmental regulations.
– Low-temperature environment
– Premature failure of equipment
– Reducing the yield of vacuum distillates-
reducing the depth of oil refining (for vacuum
– Overload of units, equipment and high energy
and fuel consumption.
– Increasing the quality of crude oil (desalting,
oil dehydration, scaling management)
– Removal of H2S and mercaptans
– Decreasing of pour point.
– Improving the quality of finished products
– Protection of equipment from various types of
deposits and corrosion
– Increasing the quality of produced water