HOW IT WORKS

How Enercat eliminates paraffin, scale, emulsion and heavy oil

 

How the Enercat Tool Works

Technology that solves the problems of upstream downhole oil production

The critical issue with production problems are the physical changes that occur to the oil because of the drop in temperature and pressure as the oil enters the wellbore at the oneset of production. These changes lead to paraffin, asphaltene and scale deposition as well as increased viscosity.

Enercat technology emits a vibrational frequency at the quantum mechanical level. Let’s be clear – no chemical changes are taking place. Just passive vibrational energy is applied to the fluids passing through the pipe. 

The science is quite simple. The Enercat is tuned to emit a frequency to drive physical changes of the fluids. This conditions the oil and water at the molecular level, preserving their conditions and preventing paraffin, scale and asphaltene deposition and reduces viscosity as oil enters the well and rises to the surface. This will cause an increase in API gravity, reduction in viscosity, reductions in the interfacial tension of the fluids and lower pour point temperature at which deposition occurs in paraffinic/asphaltic oils. 

Paraffin Build-Up

For paraffin which crystallizes and clogs wells, the EnercatTM prevents the paraffin molecules from sticking together, so they remain in solution and are carried up the well as the oil flows. In other words, the EnercatTM increases paraffin solubility which prevents paraffin crystallization and deposition in oil wells.

Scale Deposition

The EnercatTM causes the calcium carbonate to form aragonite crystals instead of calcite. Aragonite crystallites will stay in solution and flow with the water whereas calcite bonds to itself and mental forming scale deposits.

Heavy Oil Viscosity

The EnercatTM maintains viscosity of the oil as it exits the reservoir resulting in lower viscosity of oil at wellhead. The interfacial tension also stabilizes production and prevents asphaltene flocculation, scale deposition, decreases injection pressure and breaks emulsions.

Economic Benefits

Increased Production – 20%-100% 

Less downtime due to fewer workovers and hot oiling. 

Reduced costs for workovers and hot oiling. 

Elimination of chemical costs used for paraffin and emulsion. 

Increased and stabilized oil production due to no choking of production over time. 

Improved pump efficiencies due to lower well bore pressure and reduced friction. 

Lower flowline pressure to the tank battery and reduced pigging 

Lowers Green House Gas Emissions significantly in heavy oil situations due to Enercat’s ability to increase API gravity, often by up to 5 degrees or more. 

Economic payback is often only 6-12 weeks 

ENERCAT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Eliminates paraffin and scale without chemicals

Why Choose Our proven technology

Technology that solves the problems of upstream downhole oil production

Enercat tools and technology solve a variety of problems in upstream downhole oil production, including applications in: paraffin, scale, asphaltenes, emulsion and heavy oil.

Enercat Downhole Tool Technology emits a frequency that conditions the oil and water at the molecular level. This results in an increase in API gravity, reduction in viscosity, reductions in the interfacial tension of the fluids and lower pour point temperature at which deposition occurs in paraffinic/asphaltic oils. 

Wax deposition in production tubulars, rods, flowlines and pumping equipment is the principal cause of lost or reduced oil production and costly, periodically recurring maintenance in paraffinic crude oils. Wax deposition will be an issue whenever oilfield temperatures fall below a crude’s Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT). Enercat can reduce the WAT & Pour Point of paraffinic crudes by weakening the intermolecular London Dispersion forces that govern precipitation, crystallization, and wax deposition in paraffinic crudes. 

Mineral scale deposits restrict oil flow in the wellbore and clog perforations, casing, production tubing, valves, pumps and downhole equipment. 

Calcite is the most common type of carbonate mineral scale found in oil fields and it crystallizes and deposits primarily due to changes in pressure and temperature. There are two other polymorphs of calcium carbonate minerals, aragonite and vaterite. Enercat prevents calcite scale because it causes aragonite to crystallize instead of the calcite, and aragonite crystals do not form scale deposits. 

Enercat tools are proven to lower the viscosity of heavy oil while increasing its API gravity, without the use of emulsion-breaking chemicals, steam injection or diluents. Enercat breaks emulsion within hours of being installed, and many successful installations are supported by empirical laboratory evidence that demonstrates reductions in interfacial tension between the heavy oil and entrained water. 

Economic Benefits

Increased Production – 20%-100% 

Less downtime due to fewer workovers and hot oiling. 

Reduced costs for workovers and hot oiling. 

Elimination of chemical costs used for paraffin and emulsion. 

Increased and stabilized oil production due to no choking of production over time. 

Improved pump efficiencies due to lower well bore pressure and reduced friction. 

Lower flowline pressure to the tank battery and reduced pigging 

Lowers Green House Gas Emissions significantly in heavy oil situations due to Enercat’s ability to increase API gravity, often by up to 5 degrees or more. 

Economic payback is often only 6-12 weeks 

Enercat in the Wild

Enercat tools are used in 24 countries and have recently been adopted by many large U.S. producers as their standard well optimization solution.