Linde LLC and Nissan Chemical feature the new RECHARGE HNPTM technology at URTeC in Houston, 23rd- 25th July.
The RECHARGE HNP solution combines the demonstrated enhanced recovery powers of both gas and nanoparticles to create a synergistic, multi-spectrum treatment. Carbon dioxide (CO2) or nitrogen (N2) is used to drive nanoActiv®HRT (Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology) nanoparticles from Nissan Chemical further into the formation and enables them to penetrate deeper into capillary fractures and micropores of the rock, releasing additional hydrocarbons.
“One of the key features of the RECHARGE HNP solution is the simplicity in executing the treatment, with which operators have been very pleased,” said Kevin Watts, senior application engineer, Global Market Segment Oil & Gas.
“We believe this technology will have an important impact for oil and gas producers worldwide,” he continued.
This synergistic gas-energised treatment can simultaneously address multiple production issues for conventional or unconventional natural gas or oil wells and stimulate flowback to the wellbore for almost any type of rock formation.
After using the RECHARGE HNP solution on depleted wells in Texas for 180 days, production improvements in barrel-of-oil equivalents (BOE) ranged from 12% to 564%. Successful treatments have a quick 60 to 90-day payback.
Linde has provided HNP technology for decades and now applies that expertise to RECHARGE HNP treatments.
“Together with Nissan Chemical, we analyse the many permutations of the well and formation to screen, diagnose and prescribe the most effective combination of gas and nanoActiv HRT particles to optimise the treatment’s yield,” said Robin Watts, Chemistry & Energy programme manager at Linde and a Houston-based member of Linde’s Oil and Gas Services team.
Will Smith, President of Nissan Chemical America Corporation in Houston, added, “With the RECHARGE HNP treatment, our nanoActiv HRT particles can go further into the micro-fracture network than any product on the market today. Working with Linde, we can now help more operators resolve hidden production issues and really turn on the spigot.”