Join us for 4th CHOA Vendor ShareCase Event
You will hear from 4 Vendors that will showcase one of their new products or service innovation. You will then have the opportunity to network individually with whichever companies you wish following the presentations.
It is a unique opportunity to discover leading industry technologies that can add value to your business
Presenter Criteria Includes the following
- The product, service or innovation must be new to the market
- The product, service or innovation must be available to the market
- The product, service or innovation must offer a benefit for the oil and gas industry
A memory stick with all relevant information including contact information will be provided to each participant
2:30 pm- Registration
3:00-5:00 pm-Vendor Presentation
5:00 pm- Networking
Rotoliptic Technologies Inc. (RTI) was established in 2011 and has developed a proprietary new positive displacement, rotary actuated pump that will operate efficiently in many challenging applications.
The first commercial entry will be as a novel mode to artificially lift fluid from wellbores (ALS). The RTI technology has the unique ability to deliver the flow rates and lift typically delivered by the more conventional all metal ALS pumping systems, but with a higher efficiency and lower capital cost.
Validating the technology for these harsh application environments has been ongoing with sub scale prototype lab testing the performance of the pump for longevity, elevated temperatures, high free gas/vapor volumes at the pump inlet and durability in abrasive slurry. The results of these tests have been encouraging and are currently being finalized ahead of live well field trials Q1 2020.
Hydrocarbon Dynamics has a new technology; HCD Multi-Flow®, a carbon-based liquid additive that can affect heavy and extra heavy crudes, and paraffinic or asphaltenic crudes; by lowering the viscosity, density, and BS&W content. In recent Californian (5-6 degrees API) and Canadian (10-14.5 degrees API) extra heavy crude oil testing it has proven highly effective at reducing crude oil viscosity and specific gravity to the extent that pipeline transport specifications can be met at greatly reduced diluent concentrations. In California, a 5-6 degree API extra heavy crude was treated with 2000 ppm of Multi-Flow®, reducing the need to mix with condensate at 50/50 down to 70/30 (a 40% reduction in diluent usage), while retaining an uplifted blend API of about 18 degrees, allowing for transport by truck to the refinery. In Canada, in a recent large scale test on an Athabasca area SAGD produced bitumen, application of HCD Multi-Flow® at rates around 2000 ppm has reduced diluent amounts needed to allow blending down from 70:30 to 75:25, 80:20, and 85:15, producing viscosities under 380 Cst at 40OC. If the application of commercially viable dosage rates of HCD Multi-Flow® achieved in the Californian and Canadian crudes so far can be replicated at other Canadian oil fields; diluent usage, pipeline lack of capacity, heat use, and market economics can all be improved. HCD Multi-Flow® also has other applications including: downhole reservoir clean-ups and flow improvement, pipeline and tank cleaning, and BS&W reduction (especially effective with SAGD wells), as well as bitumen recovery from Oil Sands Tailings Ponds (or even in the Oil Sands process). HCD is now moving to a large-scale field trial with a large Canadian SAGD producer for diluent reduction. We are still seeking suitable partners and fields to trial the product.
MSCP Electrical is a full scope electrical, instrumentation and insulation contractor serving the oil and gas industry in Western Canada. We offer electrical engineering services, with expertise in heat tracing. Our warehouse in Sherwood Park houses a CSA panel shop, EHT materials, MI cable manufacturing and our Engineering design team. Further to this we offer an Irata Certified, Rope Access training facility designed to train skilled trades to work at heights without the need for scaffolding or aerial work platforms.Inspired by the principles of William E Deming, we at MSCP view Heat Management (heat tracing, insulation, scaffolding, power distribution) as a system. We focus on improving quality, cost and reliability by managing the parts as one, rather than individual components. Traditionally heat management is viewed and performed as fragmented, independent activities. When you take the approach that heat management is a system, there are multiple opportunities for savings. Managing the parts as a whole reduces labor, improves the coordination between thecategories (scaffolding, insulation, heat tracing, power distribution) and makes for a more reliable, cost effective envelope.
Interferometry from Synthethic Aperture Radar (InSAR) measurements are ideal for large areas of investigation where ground movement impacts oil and gas operations. The principal applications for the industry include ground deformations caused by production operations, steam injection for oil sands operations, fluid injection for enhanced oil recovery, and slope instability along pipeline rights-of-way and other production infrastructure. Tailings dam deformation measurement and the identification of precursors to dam failure are also key applications.
Satellite SAR devices transmit electromagnetic waves to illuminate an area of the earth’s surface and record the amplitude and phase of the waves that bounce back. Movement of the earth causes a change in phase of the waves on subsequent measurements and these changes can be used to determine the magnitude of the movements on the earth.
While satellites with SAR radars have been in operation for over a decade, robust analysis software is relatively new. DARES was incorporated in 2015, with an impressive expert team of industry experts and academics, and this team has created an innovative processing protocol which allows for precision updates of ground surface displacement after each radar acquisition. These protocols result in 1) Increased data points with natural reflectors leading to better measurement coverage 2) Integration of inSAR results with other deformation measures superimposed on a digital elevation model (DEM) for extraordinary visualization. With these capabilities, DARES can provide an early-warning system which can detect production anomalies or precursors to potentially catastrophic events.