Stimulation

Stimulation

With proven technologies for optimizing production, IEPC provides cost-effective approaches to fracturing, pinpoint stimulation, acidizing/near-wellbore cleanout, conductivity endurance and water management.

Environmental Technology for Fracturing

Learn more about the new CleanSuite environmentally focused fracturing technologies. These include CleanStim™ fracturing fluid formulation, CleanStreamSM ultraviolet light treatment service to control bacteria, CleanWaveSM service that enables treating produced and flowback water making it suitable for wellsite operations, and disclosure of fracturing fluid components.

Acidizing

IEPC has developed custom acid blends and techniques for well stimulation focused on understanding the reservoir rock. The services incorporate an engineered approach to help assure long-term production increases.

For near-wellbore cleanout treatments, IEPC provides a broad range of technologies for remediating paraffin, asphaltene and scale deposits in the near-wellbore region. These include both chemicals and pulsing technology.

Conductivity Endurance

The goal of hydraulic fracturing treatments is to improve production for the long term by achieving a high level of conductivity. New technologies can help enhance and maintain proppant pack conductivity by immobilizing fines to prevent intrusion and plugging, reducing proppant flowback and controlling sand production. Technology is also available to remediate proppant and fines production later in the life of the well.

Conformance/Water Control

IEPC has developed a number of technologies to help reduce unwanted water production, enhance recovery efficiency, and satisfy a broad range of reservoir management and environmental objectives. Although water management may not result in increased production, application of the technologies can often improve an operator’s profitability by helping achieve a longer productive well life, reduced lifting costs and reduced environmental concerns and costs.

Fiber Optic Monitoring

Fiber Optic monitoring services include a portfolio of distributed and point sensors used to evaluate wellbores from unconvetional and mature field markets to heavy oil thermal and deep water environments.  FiberWatch® distributed temperature and acoustic sensing provide evidence of fluid movement along the wellbore throughout the well life.  FiberPoint™ sensing provides accurate pressure and temperature measurements within the wellbore to improve evaluation of fluid movement over time.  Fiber optic conveyance is also critical to consider.  SPECTRUMSM Diagnostic Service and FiberLog™ retrievable services as well as permanently deployed and pumped fiber applications each provide unique strengths with respect to fiber conveyance to fit the need for any downhole application.

Fracture Engineering

Center of Excellence for Fracture Engineering

The new Pinnacle Center of Excellence (COE) for fracturing brings together globally recognized experts and leading-edge technologies in an integrated approach unique in the oil and gas industry.

Hydraulic Fracturing Consulting
Consultants at Pinnacle Technologies design hydraulic fracture treatments and perform real-time on-site fracture treatment analysis and rigorous post-frac analysis to evaluate stimulation strategies and practices. Honoring real-data is the centerpiece of Pinnacle Technologies’ analysis philosophy.
Pinnacle Center of Excellence for Fracture Engineering
Unmatched expertise to optimize treatment design and execution, and asset development.
Reservoir Consulting
Reservoir Consulting – integrating well testing and fracture modeling for optimized treatments.

Microdeformation Monitoring

Understanding fluid movement, or containment, at the reservoir level is critical to effectively managing your subsurface asset. Microdeformation monitoring is Pinnacle’s core technology for evaluating volumetric change during unconventional stimulation or long-term IOR/EOR or production activities.

For nearly two decades Pinnacle has developed and deployed an award-winning suite of Microdeformation diagnostics and in the process has created immense production optimization and risk mitigation value for customers in a broad variety of global basins and geographies. Pinnacle’s diagnostic tools have been employed to understand complexity and fluid placement behavior in propped and unpropped fracture treatments in vertical and horizontal wells, as well as to evaluate secondary and enhanced oil recovery performance, subsurface waste disposal and geotechnical monitoring.

We have a proven track record of both technically enhancing our diagnostics and reducing the cost of delivery. Please contact us to learn how Pinnacle can help you

Microseismic Fracture Mapping

Microseismic monitoring provides an accurate far-field evaluation of hydraulic fracture geometry and provides critical information to calibrate fracture models and revise stimulation and wellbore completion strategies for optimized production.

Nitrogen Services

Safety is at a premium in any environment where hydrocarbons are present. IEPC’s nitrogen purging and subsequent nitrogen/helium leak testing helps plant operators complete critical tasks during startup operations and maintenance-related shutdowns.

Pinpoint Multistage Fracturing with Coiled Tubing

To truly optimize a multi-zone stimulation treatment of unconventional reservoirs we must move away from the premise that the speed of the operation and initial production are all that determine success.  Typically disregarded when applying common completion techniques are long-term production results and the time and costs associated with unplanned events, such as a screenout or stuck plug.  To ensure success we must begin at the reservoir, and adopt a new focus on rock mechanics.  By using formation evaluation as the primary determining factor in selecting the most suitable pinpoint stimulation technique, we can offer a low risk, operationally efficient solution that is designed to increase reservoir access and ultimately improve long term production.  Therefore, the fundamental goal is to maximize reservoir access, which depending on the brittleness of the rock can be achieved by adopting a design philosophy focused on either ‘Fracture Intensity’, ‘Reservoir Diversion’ or ‘Stress Induced Complexity’ (See below for more information on these design philosophies).  

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Remote Operations Command and Control

IEPC personnel are now able to monitor and direct field operations remotely and in real-time using new command and control centers. These control centers enable experts to collaborate and share information easily and without any of the scheduling difficulties being on site brings.

Reservoir Monitoring

Pinnacle uses tiltmeters, InSAR and GPS to monitor reservoirs and surface map subsidence. Together, the technologies are uniquely able to provide extremely high spatial and temporal resolution of ground motion.

Reservoir monitoring involves installing an array of tiltmeters and GPS receivers over the zone to be mapped. The array can consist of any combination of continuously recording surface and downhole tiltmeters and GPS units. The data can be sent in real-time via wire or radio to another location for immediate analysis, or the data can be collected and analyzed periodically

Vessels

IEPC’s stimulation vessel fleet is designed to deliver the latest, most cost-effective technologies and skilled personnel to operators’ wellsites, worldwide. Comprising the largest fleet in the industry, the vessels are equipped to deliver fracturing, acidizing and sand control treatments and are currently deployed to the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, West Africa, North Sea and the Middle East.