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Wavefront completes first Powerwave well stimulation in Saudi Arabia

24th April 2014

Canadian tight oil technology company, Wavefront Technology Solutions, has successfully introduced its EOR processes into Middle Eastern plays. It has also entered a two year contract to supply the same technology to Latin American projects

Wavefront completes first Powerwave well stimulation in Saudi Arabia
Powerwave process is an injection technology that improves the flow of fluids in geological materials including sedimentary soils and fractured rock.

In Saudi Arabia Wavefront, through its marketing partner Engineering & Industrial Technology Company, has successfully completed the first Powerwave well stimulation. The stimulation involved removing fill from a well that impeded production.

Powerwave process is an injection technology that improves the flow of fluids in geological materials including sedimentary soils and fractured rock. These materials are composed of a solid matrix and pore structure, which contain fluids such as oil and gas. These fluids move through pore networks in preferential flow paths established during the formation of the reservoir.

It generates a fluid pressure pulse that causes a momentary elastic flexure of the pore structure. This pressure pulse moves fluid into and out of a larger number of pore networks, thereby obtaining a more uniform injection front and resulting in increased oil recovery from production operations.

Powerwave works to improve oil recovery by optimising the performance of existing methods such as chemical EOR technologies, liquid CO2 injection, water injection, and surfactant / polymer flooding. When effectively implemented, Powerwave is the most efficient way to accelerate fluid flow and disperse liquids through oil-bearing geological material.

In Mexico, Wavefront and its marketing partner Attainment International entered into a 2-year contract to supply Petrotec with Powerwave stimulation tools for the area of Samaria, Comalcalco y Agua Dulce. It is anticipated that this agreement will yield a minimum of 5 stimulations per month to a maximum of 20 stimulations per month.

“We are very pleased in the confidence the market continues to place in Powerwave and the attributed growth in the Corporation’s well stimulation portfolio,” said Wavefront president and CEO Brett Davidson. “With our growing network of marketing partners and internal sales professionals we anticipate escalating market penetration in the global well stimulation market.”

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