The full name of the REVIVAL project is ‘A novel, autonomous and reversible inflow control valve for increased oil production and reservoir recovery rate’. This project was started in 2013 and has a budget of 1.2 million Euro. The project partners are Norner, Herriot Watt University, Angelia Ruskin University, Seal Engineering, Syalons, HP Etch and RT Filter. The objective is to develop and verify a novel, self-regulating, reversible inflow control device (ICD) that will maximize oil production and reservoir recovery rate with complete shut-off all unwanted fluids into production wells for all types of reservoirs, e.g. high oil viscosities and thin oil columns. The R&D challenges in the development of the new AICV are related to developing new computer models to simulate valve operations, valve lifetime, reservoir recovery and near well production, and to develop the material components for the AICV operating at well reservoir conditions, e.g. high temperature, high pressure, well fluids and well fluid particles. More information can be found at: http://revival-eu.com/
The project will develop a novel, autonomous and reversible inflow control valve to increase oil production and reservoir recovery rate by stopping production of unwanted water and gas locally in reservoirs, within FP7-SME research to the benefit of SMEs (R4S ), Grant no. 605701.