Calgary, AB – November 22, 2016 – Two paper presentations by RGL’s technical team at the SPE Latin America and Caribbean Extra Heavy Oil Conference held in Peru in October introduced new perspectives on flow visualization across sand control devices and the potential of a substrate metallic coating that protects sand control liners in heavy oil applications.
Michael Leitch, P Eng., presented “Flow Visualization for Performance Measurement Across Sand Control Orifices”, highlighting work done on optimizing well performance through the quantitative understanding of flow through sand control screens.
Da Zhu, PhD, presented “Evaluation of an Advanced Metal Bonded Coating Technology for Improved SAGD Performance”, summarizing lab and field testing results for RGL’s recently launched proCOAT™ technology, a coating and bonding option that increases corrosion resistance, scale resistance and abrasion wear resistance, thereby improving the long-term performance of sand control products designed to exploit heavy oil and bitumen reservoirs.
To review or download the SPE presentations link to www.onepetro.org/conferencepaper/SPE-181181-MS (Leitch) or www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/SPE-181181-MS (Zhu).
For information on this conference, visit the SPE Events Page. For a full list of RGL’s research papers visit our RGL Resources Research Page.