Bosque Systems, LLC, has announced the deployment of a new set of mobile trailers designed to safely and cost-effectively remediate against the crystallisation of mineral scales in oil and gas wells and equipment.
Millions of gallons of fresh, produced and flowback water are used to perform hydraulic fracturing. Those various sources may not be compatible with each other or with formation fluids and minerals. Therefore, scale prevention is extremely important for proper fracturing fluid treatment. Fluid and formation incompatibility can lead to severe scaling issues that can permanently damage a well or lead to high remediation costs.
Bosque Systems' ScaleStop™ scale inhibitor equipment is mobile, efficient and compact with a small footprint. The fracturing fluid is treated on-site using a custom header prior to being blended with other fracturing compounds to allow for proper mixing. The injection method is a metered, controlled, and supervised process. ScaleStop works to inhibit the crystallisation of mineral scales, which if left untreated will agglomerate and form larger scale particles, which can plug and foul the formation, tubulars and downstream vessels.
"Its tagged polymer scale inhibitor offers maximum protection of the formation and wellbore," said Robert Mitchell, vice president of technology for Bosque Systems. "It is also designed to have a high thermal stability capable of withstanding temperatures up to 375 °F," he continued.
Bosque Systems is on its way to process more than 200 million bbls of produced and flowback water this year.
In addition to ScaleStop, the company offers the DIONIX™ system, which is a mobile water treatment technology used to eliminate 100% of all bacteria in the water using Chlorine Dioxide, recognised by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a green biocide.
"When combining both technologies on-site to treat water on-the-fly, operators are ensured to maximise production and prevent well and formation fouling," Pappas added.
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley
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