A Game Changing Technology for
Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
The Terraflux application has been under Research and Development for eight years with rigorous lab and core flood testing, target reservoir analysis and is now in the field pilot design stage with major heavy oil operators.
The performance of the Terraflux polymer has been well characterized in consolidated and unconsolidated systems under simulated reservoir conditions. These comprehensive studies have shown that Terraflux applied post-water flood reduces residual oil saturation (Sor). This increases final oil recovery by up to 10% compared with conventional polymer floods.
Terraflux is an enhanced polymer system. It works through a unique combination of wettability modification, interfacial tension reduction (IFT), oil dispersion formation and improved mobility ratio. This combination of mechanisms significantly enhances the overall displacement efficiency of oil within the reservoir rock.
Click here to view a micromodel video of the Terraflux microscopic displacement mechanisms in a post waterflood environment.
The graph below shows recovery factor vs time for a simulated pilot test, scaled from laboratory displacement tests using a 3,000 cP oil. The first 8 years of an actual field waterflood was history matched as a baseline to forecast results using the commercial CMG reservoir simulator and CMOST optimization tool.
Terraflux EOR performance recovery factor is far greater than conventional HPAM. Our technology is currently being evaluated for pilot scale tests.
Click here for our SPE study in Improving Heavy Oil Recovery Using An Enhanced Polymer System at onepetro.org
Terraflux is non toxic. Awarded Gold accreditation by CEFAS under the Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS).
Terraflux polymer demonstrates very low adsorption to siliceous surfaces.
Terraflux polymer has a high stability to brines (70,000 TDS) and is highly resistant to shear and thermal degradation (150 C).
Read more about expanding the boundaries of heavy oil production in our PTAC presentation.