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Inflow Control Devices

The Industry Challenge:

SAGD operators are challenged with reducing the steam-oil ratio by managing the distribution of steam along the horizontal section of the well.

Equipment vendors offer various solutions; however, standard test methods that allow operators to assess the relative performance of the different equipment designs under representative operating conditions are non-existent.

How We Help:

C-FER built a full-scale flow loop that can simulate oil, water and gas inflow through flow control devices to help operators select the most appropriate equipment for their application.

A second flow loop was also constructed to evaluate the effects of entrained sand on the rate of erosion and its effects on the performance of the flow control device.

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Upstream Oil & Gas / Other Industries

+1.780.450.3300

 

Midstream & Downstream Oil & Gas

+1.587.754.2337

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