Plasma impulse technology for oilfield application

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Advanced technology of enhance hydrocarbons recovery – plasma pulse treatment (PPT) is presented. Examples of laboratory studies and field testing observed.  


The enhanced production benefits are achieved through the application of nonlinear physics and plasma physics principles. Plasma pulse tool that generates high power shock waves having non-linear, broad band, repetitive pulsing and directed energy characteristics. The shock waves clean completed intervals then propagate and translate into elastic waves in the reservoir.

Laboratory studies confirmed substantial changes after PPT application both in oil samples (resulting in viscosity reduction) and core samples (increase of permeability).

Microseismic studies, carried out on the field, registered the propagation of waves, created by PPT, on a distance of over 1.3 kilometers away from a treated well. Number of well studies both production and injection ones is presented, showing the long lasting effect of PPT treatment. The overall analysis of over 300 treated wells is given, proving the high efficiency of Plasma pulse technology.

Plasma pulse technology, described in the presentation, allows increasing the productivity of hydrocarbons wells and involving the reserves of residual and unrecoverable oil into production.


About Author:

Alexander F. Paschenko - Director of Science Novas Group of Companies

Since 2001 doing research and development activity at Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences. Area of interests - systems analysis, mathematical modeling, nonlinear dynamical systems, electrodynamics, wave mechanics. He holds PhD degree in technical science since 2009 From 2014 is leading R&D program at Novas Energy Group. Author of over 90 scientific works, 6 patents. 



Alexey Ignatov - Wireline & Coiltubing engineer at Novas Sk.

Previously was Wireline field engineer at Schlumberger. Area of interests – petrophysics, methods of enhanced oil recovery. He holds a BS degree in geophysical and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from the Moscow State University 

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