The first field installation of AICV® was presented in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during The SPE 2016 Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition in Dharan the 26th – 28th of September 2016. The paper Optimizing Reservoir Performance through Utilization of Autonomous Inflow Control Valve describes lessons Learnt from this World’s First Installation August 2015.
Several successful installations
In addition to Saudi Arabia, the AICV® technology have been successfully installed and tested in several wells around the world, including Norway, Canada and China. The installations have been onshore and offshore, in carbonate and sand stone reservoir, in new and existing wells.
Some of our early partners are already in the process of planning for use and implementation of the AICV® technology in their next wells. Now we are looking for more business partners around the world. Please contact us for more information
About the AICV®
The patented AICV®, Autonomous Inflow Control Valve, is the first and only known technology that can shut-off the gas and/or water autonomously and locally in the well. The AICV® combines the best from passive Inflow Control Device (ICD), Autonomous ICD (AICD) and smart wells (ICV). The AICV® will significantly reduce the water cut (WC) and gas oil ratio (GOR) in your well. Read more about the features and benefits of the AICV® technology:
Making oil fields more profitable
The AICV® technology can make mature and marginal fields more profitable.
An important issue is to improve oil recovery from existing fields by developing and implementing new technologies that can make mature and marginal fields more profitable. In most oil fields, the draining mechanism is based on pressure support from gas and/or water. This means that after a period of production, all wells will have gas and/or water breakthrough. As a breakthrough expands along the horizontal well, production has to be limited due to excessive gas and/or water production. This means that production from the well has to be choked or stopped, even if there is oil left along the wellbore. Inflow Control Device (ICD) and the early versions of Autonomous Inflow Control Devices (AICD) have shown that oil production and recovery can be increased significantly with better inflow control along the well. However, neither ICD nor AICD is able to shut off unwanted gas and water production completely. The newly developed and patented Autonomous Inflow Control Valve (AICV®) can shut off unwanted liquids completely. This novel technology is a major step for improved oil recovery, both in new and old wells.
Autonomous and robust
AICV® is completely self-regulating, and does not require any form of control, electronics or connection to the surface.
This provides the operator with significantly more efficient production and increased recovery. The AICV® technology also makes it possible to drill longer wells and achieve maximum reservoir contact from each one.
Shuts off water completely and locally
The AICV® autonomously and almost completely shuts off unwanted liquids such as gas and/or water.
In the event of a gas/water breakthrough, the AICV® will immediately shut off the flow. Oil production will continue from the other inflow zones along the well, ensuring optimum oil production and recovery. This means that oil production can continue at undiminished high flow rates in the zones that are not affected by the gas or water breakthrough.
Flexible and adaptable
The AICV® can be designed for your applications
That means that your ICD strength and partly or full choking of gas. steam and/or water. The AICV® can be adjusted to fit your reservoir strategy.
The AICV® can be installed in both new and old wells.
The construction of the AICV® is solid and uncomplicated with very low risk of failure.
The AICV® allows oil production after an earlier breakthrough.
The AICV® is adaptable and compatible with standard completions (screens).
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