Fracturing Fluid Performance Screening

Abstract:

Interface’s nanotechnology platform helps operators realize additional recovery by optimizing fluid performance. The platform
identifies top fluid additives, quantifying their relative performance and compatibility with other fluids, for increased confidence in completions
decisions.

Interface's physical reservoir analogs are used in place of core, on the platform. These analogs are representative of the reservoir’s geology and
saturated with each wells oil and water. Our fabrication process enables a wide range of geometries and pore networks to be replicated with precision to sub-50 nm pore size. To capture the surface properties of the reservoir
material, system wettability is modified in 10° contact angle increments to achieve oil-wet, mixed-wet, and water-wet systems.

In addition to representative porous media, all testing is run at reservoir temperature, pressure, and fluid flow rates. The platform’s measurements are precise due to the high level of system control, a well-documented advantage of nanofluidic systems.

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