Tomson Technologies

Technology Development

Scale Prediction and Inhibition

Core flooding simulations at reservoir conditions can effectively simulate the performance of production chemicals. Some of the most common chemicals to be evaluated in a core flooding setup are scale inhibitors. Scale inhibitors are assessed for the long term return performance in a laboratory setup and these results are then modeled to accurately represent the field squeeze conditions.
Tomson Technologies offers a wide variety of core flooding capabilities including high pressure (up to 25,000 psig) and high temperature (up to 300°C), three-phase flooding in Hastelloy C core apparatus to prevent corrosion and ion interaction during the experiment.

Tomson Technologies is continuously conducting research and development of the following areas to improve scale inhibitor squeeze treatment

  • Effect of inhibitor pH on return concentration
  • Effect of pH on reservoir damage and phase retention
  • Improvement of inhibitor retention
  • Effect of inhibitor pill concentration
  • Extension of squeeze life