Oilfield souring presents unique challenges to the operator; devaluing oil and enhancing corrosion, increasing materials costs and operational expenditure. Having conducted oilfield research for more than 30 years, our scientists are world-leading experts in souring management. Rawwater can conduct research at temperatures and pressures that mimic specific downhole oilfield conditions and help operators determine the most cost-effective treatment.
Rawwater has purpose-built laboratories operating pressurised bioreactors under many conditions that enable us to determine the efficacy of various biocides and water treatment regimens upon different microbial populations. By working with individual companies we are able to advise the most cost-effective way of controlling the production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S).
We have conducted the 'Seriatim' series of research over ten years. The results of this work have given operators and service companies an increased understanding of the effects water chemistry can have on levels of oil production — as well as souring mitigation and treatment strategies.
Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
Enhanced oil recovery is the use of specialised techniques to increase the quantity of produced oil. Rawwater is at the forefront of evaluating different EOR technologies. We provide clients with information to enable them to achieve more oil production through bespoke techniques.
Enhanced Oil Recovery Studies
Our extensive understanding of increased oil recovery through our single and multi-client bioreactor work means we are able to advise on suitable increase oil recovery techniques, as well as cost-effective ways of controlling H2S.
The data generated by our pressurised bioreactors cover a range of operating conditions, including accurate chemistries at pressure and temperature (P/T).