OIL & GAS
Inflow control devices
The AICVs can be used in nearly all reservoirs where unwanted water and/or gas is problematic or is forecasted as a potential problem (such as in thin oil rim reservoirs). AICVs enable a uniform inflow profile along the wellbore and provides a phase filtering that chokes the unwanted gas and water zones yet remains open for the oil rich zones. AICVs can also be used in vertical and deviated wells to successfully manage reservoirs with different pressures where un-wanted water or gas are a problem.
AICVs can be applied in existing wells by means of retrofitting, and new wells. In both applications they dramatically reduce OPEX costs and lower electricity demand for pumps, downhole and top side. This is achieved by managing unwanted water and gas in the reservoir autonomously, which increases net oil recovery by enabling wells to produce oil that was potentially stranded.
AICVs combine the best from ICDs and ICVs without any control lines required to surface. Eliminating the gas and water breakthrough problems within all oil reservoirs from ultra-light oil <1.0 cP up to ultra-heavy >500 cP. Globally over 200 wells have deployed AICV® technology as of July 2022.
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