Fluid Dynamics™’ dynaJET™ Dry Polymer Preparation technology is now available for use in oil-and-gas production applications as a way of maximizing the recoverable resources found in mature wells. According to the company, the systems are characterized by:
- The engineering team can design an entire system that meets the needs of a specific well.
- The system injects a mixture of dry polymer and water into oil-and-gas wells that have declining production rates, allowing the wells to be “recharged.”
- Possible long-term benefits of the revitalized wells include: increased production, better operational efficiencies, revenue enhancement, less downtime, reduced environmental risk, and reduced health and safety concerns for site personnel.
- The technology is ideal for oil-and-gas recovery applications because it utilizes a negative-pressure pneumatic conveyance system to transport and disperse the dry polymer prior to wetting.
- Dispersing dry polymer prior to coming into contact with the dilution water assures effective polymer particle wetting, while effectively wetting each polymer particle prevents polymer agglomerations from occurring — the result is reduced mix and hydration times, higher polymer performance, and lower chemical costs.
- In the pneumatic conveyance process, specially designed spray nozzles thoroughly wet each polymer particle as it passes through the wetting head and into the mix/age tank.
- The mix/age tanks include Neptune’s mixers, specifically designed for polymer applications to keep the hydrating polymer molecules in suspension, while not damaging the fragile, uncoiling polymer.