Cold flow oil wells often produce oil at relatively low rates due to their low viscosity. A downhole pump has to “pull hard” to enable flow, which also tends to pull in water high volumes of water. A small boost in temperature will decrease the oil viscosity and simultaneously increases the oil production (by up to 5 times or more) and decrease water production. A custom-designed Salamander BoostWell™ heater deployed in long horizontal cold flow wells can profitably increase oil production and provide this benefit for the life of the well: up to ten years or longer.
BoostWell™ Viscosity Improvement benefits
Recent advances in drilling technology have enabled ever longer horizontal wells to be drilled enabling cold flow reservoirs that were formerly uneconomic to be developed. These long horizontal cold flow oil wells are ideal targets for Salamander’s BoostWell™ heater technology.