ASPHALTENE SCIENCE

The general operating principle of the Enercat utilizes physics to drive chemistry. In the case of asphaltenes, The Enercat stabilizes asphaltene molecular dispersions in the bulk crude oil fluid thereby minimizing or preventing asphaltene flocculation and deposition.

The science behind the Enercat tools prevention of asphaltene flocculation and deposition is the transmission of acoustic waves via lattice oscillations (vibrations) of the tools solid alloy composite material, which is enhanced by reservoir heat and pressure. The normal-mode oscillations and transmitted waves of tool are ‘tuned’ to be in resonance with the low-frequency molecular oscillations of crude oil bulk fluids.

This increases the amplitude of the oscillations of the bulk crude oil fluid at preferred frequencies providing the energy necessary to increase the stability of asphaltene molecular dispersions enough to withstand the uphole decreases in temperature and pressure. Installation of the Enercat tool downhole, below levels of asphaltene flocculation and deposition, yields oil samples that are higher in asphaltene than pre-Enercat oil samples, due to a decrease in asphaltene deposition in the well.

Asphaltene Case History

This animation is based on a case history of a pumping well with a serious asphaltene deposition problem.​ The asphaltene deposition problem was solved by installing the Enercat.

Full Case History Here

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ECONOMICS

Our tools contribute to increased revenue and decreased cost. As oil prices decline and profit margins tighten, these inverted relationships become more and more critical as summarized in the graphic below.

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ENVIRONMENTAL

In the last decade, environmental issues have become a serious public relations and economic challenge for the oil and gas industry. Revelant meets these challenges by reducing the use of chemicals and hot oil during production. Our tools achieve this by reducing or preventing the down-hole deposition of paraffin, asphaltene, and scale.