Presentation on theme: "Nano-sphere technology"— Presentation transcript:
1 Instituto Argentino del Peroleo y Gas (IAPG) Buenos Aires – Argentina Seminar Nano-sphere technologySalinity/temperature resistant polymer technologySept 2012
2 Objectives of the Seminar To Introduce Nano-Sphere™ technology to Argentinean oil fields which was invented by the Chinese Academy of Science and pioneered by ZL Petrochemicals Ltd.To discuss the mechanisms of high salinity and temperature resistant CEOR technologyTo exchange ideas, experiences and technology
3 ZL PetrochemicalsOver 400,000 Tonnes consumed in China’s EOR market alone.Over 90% of EOR Polymer made and consumed in China!>15% of China’s oil production is from PAM flooding tech!ZL #1 PAM Privately owned producer in China for EOR industry15 years experiences in CEOR industryTier One supplier of Sinopec for 7 consecutive yearsZL: High technology in salinity resistant chemical flooding!Worked closely on several R&D projects at Henan, Shengli, Daqing oil fields, and several CNOOC’s offshore projects.Customer training on polymer performance evaluation methodsPerformance following up/adjustmentTroubleshooting/Consulting for field injectionSystemic solutions to ensure appropriate application of PAMSpecialized advice and services.Project evaluation, reservoir viability, optimization of polymer selection, pilottest and full field implementationProducts evaluation and selection
4 Seminar Agenda9: :00 am: Introduction of Nano-sphere technology, principle. By Ryan.Devlin11:00 - 1:00 pm: Case studies of Nano-sphere technology and general discussion. By Dr. Wu1:00-2:00 pm: Lunch host by ZL EOR Chemicals2:00-3:30 pm: Introduction of Salinity and temperature resistant polymer technology. By Ryan. Devlin3:30 – 4:00 pm : Coffee break4:00 - 5:00 pm: Case studies and general discussion.
5 Company BackgroundChinese Academy of ScienceChinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded in Beijing in 1949, one month after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. As the nation’s highest academic institution in natural sciences and its supreme scientific and technological advisory body, and national comprehensive research and development center in natural sciences and technology. In 2008, CAS spin-off companies reached 30 billion dollars and through technology transfer to local enterprises, achieved sales of 16 billion dollars.ZL EOR Chemicals Ltd. (Canada)ZL Petrochemicals Co.,Ltd (China)JCT Consultores
6 Company BackgroundZL designs, develops and provides chemically enhanced oil recovery (CEOR) technologies that increase the effectiveness of oil field water flooding and improves oil recovery. ZL’s produces and technology had been successfully applied to over 1000 well groups in China, at the most critical oil field conditions. Established in 1995, ZL is now the largest privately owned EOR PAM producer in China.Chinese Academy of ScienceZL EOR Chemicals Ltd. (Canada)/ZL Petrochemicals Co.,Ltd (China)JCT Consultores
7 Company BackgroundChinese Academy of ScienceJuan Carlos Trombetta (JCT Consultores) has been a coach and consultant to local and foreign companies since Previously, Mr. Trombetta was the country manager for a multinational polymer manufacturer. He has extensive experience in the development and application of liquid-solid separation processes, specializing in oilfield water treatment. In addition, Mr. Trombetta has developed expertise in chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR), including product selection and application of alkaline-surfactant-polymer (ASP), surfactant-polymer (SP) and polymer flood (PF) projects as well as design of EOR injection facilitiesZL EOR Chemicals Ltd. (Canada)/ZL Petrochemicals Co.,Ltd (China)JCT Consultores
8 Keynote speakersDr. Wu graduated from Beijing Normal University in 1985, where he majored in chemistry. In 2000, he obtained his Doctoral degree from University of Tokyo. After returning from Japan, he dedicated his research to EOR chemistries and has over 11 years of experience in the EOR industry with a strong focus on salinity and temperature resistant polymer technology and Nano polymer technology. He work has led to the successful commercialization of technology in over 400 well groups in Daqing, Changqing, Shengli, Henan, Xinjiang oil fields.Dr. Feipeng Wu, Ph.D. Chem.Ryan. Devlin, B.Sc. Chem.
9 Keynote speakersRyan has worked in the specialty chemical and engineering community for 16 years, specializing in polymer chemistry and technical business development. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Ryan is very active in the water resources community in Western Canada and more recently, the enhanced oil recovery industry. Ryan will be our keynote speaker on the Nano-sphere technology and polymers.Dr. Feipeng Wu, Ph.D. Chem.Ryan. Devlin, B.Sc. Chem.
10 Nano-sphere technology Purpose of the technology:To make reservoir more homogenous and in doing so displace the oil in the relatively low perm regions of the reservoir.The result is an increase in oil production and a decrease in the water cut over time- Very high temperatures (up to~130°C)- High salinities (up to ~300,000mg/L).- Severe heterogeneity (0.1mD v.s. 8,000mD)When to apply…Nano-spheres are much less susceptible to geological conditions than other chemical technologies.
11 Nano-sphere technology waterOilRoadblock of water flowNano-sphere chemistry will not permanently block the pore opening. It will continue to advance through the less permeable zones due to its elasticity.Initial Pre-expansionsize nano metersPost expansion <1 Micron
12 Nano-sphere technology Typical example for oil water cut of injecting 6 months Nano
13 Nano-sphere technology Injection systeminjection Water: current water used in the field.Injection equipment: storage tank (or totes) valves, metering pump, and static mixer (optional).Easy to operate.No large initial investment.No produced fluid treatment.
14 Salinity and temperature resistant polymer technology Why continue the research?Fresh water usage restrictions;Large reservoir of high temp high salinity.Limitation of Current polymer technology;Polymer is still a very effective CEOR toolTo completely dissolve in high salinity water;To maintain high apparent viscosity at high temperatures and high salinityTo provide long term thermal stability.ObjectivesIntroducing the Micro-block structure PAMTemplate polymerization
15 Salinity/temperature resistant polymer technology salt＋high temperatureNormal HPAMTangled randomly, Hydrodynamicvolume decreasedsalt＋high temperatureZL PAM IIIRigidity increased and the hydrodynamicvolume maintained
16 Where and When2012 Sept 25thInstituto Argentino del Peroleo y Gas (IAPG) Maipú 639(C1006ACG)Buenos Aires – Argentina
17 Contact Organizer Contact Local Contact Echo.Liu ZL EOR CHEMICALS Manager, International Business DevelopmentZL EOR CHEMICALSLocal ContactJuan Carlos TrombettaJCT Consultores