Our elite proLAB™ technical team is dedicated to developing successful completions programs by focusing on near wellbore conditions and sand control strategies for optimized production. This is executed through Scaled Retention Testing (SRT), Full-scaled Testing (FST), Scab Liner Testing (SLT), High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Testing and Flow Loop Testing.
Variperm has developed its own in-house near wellbore simulator, named NALU™, dedicated to Flow Control Device (FCD) design. NALU is a low-overhead simulator that relies on limited input, provides results within minutes, and uses physical conservation equations rather than empirical relations to determine state-property profiles. Furthermore, NALU captures the majority of thermofluidic physics ignored in classical wellbore simulators. With this tool, engineers at Variperm can quickly iterate on a wellbore design and reliably identify relative improvements.
Using state-of-the-art computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) software packages, Variperm engineers have developed simulations to predict the additional pressure drop incurred from partially completing a wellbore’s liner. The simulation allows Variperm’s engineers to contrast the cost savings of a partially completed liner against the additional pressure-loss disadvantage, and in turn select a partial completion that strikes a balance between these competing factors.
Variperm engineers are expanding there in-house testing capabilities to evaluate increasingly complex flow situations experienced by FCD nozzles. Currently, Variperm engineers can simulate and experimentally measure the performance of nozzles impinged by single-phase flows and are now developing apparatuses and models to evaluate nozzle performance during multiphase flow.
Variperm provides a comprehensive range of engineering, technical, product design services for the oil and gas industry. Maximizing efficiency through all phases of projects, from planning and design to construction and operations, is Variperm’s specialty. Our multidisciplinary teams deliver cost-effective solutions and a hands-on approach to ensure project success.
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