HEAVY OIL SCIENCE
The ENERCAT’s Stabilization of Heavy Oil Viscosity
The Science Hypothesis
The science behind The ENERCAT’s ability to maintain viscosity of the oil in the reservoir as temperature and pressure decrease upwell is by the transmission of acoustic waves via lattice oscillations (vibrations) of The ENERCAT’s solid alloy composite material to the crude oil. The energy of the oscillations is enhanced by reservoir heat and pressure. The normal-mode oscillations and transmitted waves of The ENERCAT 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 downhole, below levels of initial asphaltene flocculation and increased viscosity, yields oil samples with that maintains the viscosity characteristics of the oil as it exists in the reservoir causing an increase in efficiency, production and hydrostatic pressure and a drop in RPM’s and hydraulic pressure.