Joint Industry Project
Scaled Solutions Ltd undertakes a number of Joint Industry Projects, collaborating with industry including operators, suppliers and manufacturers to investigate industry-wide issues. The Core Analysis team have been especially involved in recent investigations into appropriate laboratory testing protocols for evaluating the effectiveness of scale inhibitors applied by the "squeeze" technique.
Core flood experiments are an integral part of the selection and optimisation of reservoir scale inhibitor treatments, providing information on formation damage, inhibitor return profiles and dynamic retention isotherms. However, significant discrepancies can arise between core measurements and field results, due to the core test methodology applied. The current SWELL (II) JIP directly addresses the procedures involved in core flooding with scale inhibitor chemicals and their additive packages and recommends approaches and test protocols which allow more appropriate product ranking and improved application of results from core to field.