Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the application and test, Interface Fluidics has no impact on the customer’s real time operations, does not require putting anything downhole, changing production or wasting a core sample. Interface has reduced cost and time turnaround, provides visual access to the impact of the fluids, and only requires 100 ml of oil.
Microfluidics is the study of fluids in channels from 1 to 1000 microns in diameter. Our silicon chips model fluid interaction and porous media with pore scales at 50 microns.
The molecular compositions of oils and reservoirs can vary greatly around the world and have a direct impact on how chemistry performs on a well-by-well basis. A representative oil sample is important to provide results tailored towards specific wells and reservoirs.
Interface chips are representative of the pore scale at any one location within the reservoir, similar to how core floods represent small subsections of a larger system.
Our ability to control porous media characteristics allows for these parameters to be included in a test matrix. For example, average pore throat size can be varied to understand its relationship to recovery factor in Polymer EOR.