With the goal of maximizing recovery, the nanoActiv® Optimization Protocol facilitates predictive decision-making — ensuring the application of nanoActiv® production enhancement and enhanced flowback solutions and methods are precisely formulated for the optimal success of your existing well. The nanoActiv® Optimization Protocol is a continuous improvement cycle, providing greater initial returns and longer-term profits.
Step 1: Identify Well Candidates
The operator will select well(s) they want to have tested for compatibility with nanoActiv®.
Step 2: Compatibility Testing
A well is first analyzed to see if it is a fit for nanoActiv®. The analysis is based on screening criteria, which includes production and geologic parameters. Compatibility testing is then carried out for each well in consideration. This consists of testing the formation water, oil, additives, etc., for any adverse effects with the nanoparticles present in nanoActiv®. If the compatibility testing is successful, the well may be considered a candidate for treatment.
Step 3: Petrophysical Analysis
It is critical to analyze operator-provided petrophysical logs in the well that’s being considered. This will help develop a better understanding of the formation of interest in terms of wettability, permeability, oil and water saturations, and lithology.
Step 4: 3rd-Party Lab Validation
nanoActiv® technologies are innovative and new to the oil and gas industry. In many cases, the operator will want to qualify nanoActiv® before they decide to use the technologies in their wells. For these purposes, validation testing may occur either at the Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA) lab or third-party labs. The NCA lab can carry out Column testing, Hele-Shaw cell comparative evaluations, Amott Cell testing, IFT measurements, Contact angle/Wettability Alteration, Salinity content, Ion Chromatography, Rheology, Microscopy, and others. More focused testing is performed at an NCA-approved third-party lab facility and University partner laboratories.
Step 5: Prescriptive Treatment
Once the lab testing phase is complete, the operator and the technical personnel at NCA will be involved in the well treatment design. The petrophysical analysis will help determine the grade and concentration of nanoActiv® considered to be the most efficient for the particular well in consideration.
Step 6: Post-Treatment Analysis
An NCA distributor will be present in the field to make sure the nanoActiv® technologies are pumped as specified in the well design. The application of the nanoActiv® technologies is considered just as crucial as the determined treatment specifications.
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