Changing the Oil Industry by Making Better Wells
InflowControl's highly technical personnel have a wealth of subsurface, operational and research experience across a broad spectrum of subsurface technologies & inflow control technology. This includes technology development, innovation, patenting, design, qualification, and commercial production.
InflowControl's vision is to change the oil industry to become more sustainable and cost efficient. Increasing ultimate oil recovery is one of InflowControl's primary objectives when developing and modelling the subsurface application of their patented AICV® technology.
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Making Better Wells with AICV® technology
InflowControl is a Norwegian technology company with proven experience from developing and introducing new Autonomous Inflow Control Devices (AICD) into a conservative oil industry. During the last two-decades, the use of inflow control technologies has dramatically improved well production, resulting in increased recovery factors, reduced water cut and gas oil ratio, drainage efficiency and wellbore cleanup.
InflowControl's focus is to provide technology to oil and gas operators which supports them in 'Making Better Wells'. AICV® technology enables oil companies to greatly lower production costs by reducing and/or stopping unwanted gas and water production yet increasing oil production and recovery.
To ensure the execution and delivery of our top-quality products, InflowControl’s headquarters, engineering, R&D and production facilities are located in Norway. We find it crucial for our teams of international experts to work in close cooperation with one another, whether they be engineers, scientists, or manufacturers, so we may offer uniquely catered support to our clients.
With many of these clients situated outside of Norway, we also know it is necessary to be where you are. Therefore, we have offices set up across the globe, onsite and side-by-side with leading reservoir experts, allowing us to work together when it comes to solving today’s reservoir management issues, including excessive contaminated water, greenhouse gas emissions, and skyrocketing production costs.
The historical development of Inflow Control Technology
First known Passive ICD (inflow control device) installed in Norway. ICD's resolved shortcomings of OH Horizontal wells. ICD introduced a pressure drop from the reservoir into the well and managed better non uniform inflow profiles along well.
Statoil still had production engineering needs to stop Gas breakthrough. Challenged service companies to come up solution(s) via a competition.
2011 - InflowControl (AICV®)
In 2011 InflowControI was founded by Vidar Mathiesen, Haavard Aakre and Bjørnar Werswick.
The founders has over 15 years experience in Passive & Autonomous ICD from Statoil. In 2012 the Autonomous Inflow Control Valve (AICV®) was invented.
2015 - AICV® Success
First global deployment was successful. Deployed and evaluated within Light, Medium and Heavy Oil applications.
2020 - AICV®
Over 100 wells successfully deployed. Ultra-Low Viscosity Oil AICVs qualified: >0.25 cP for gas shut off and >0.60 cP for water shut off Proven dramatic reduction in Gas and Water production & increased Oil recovery vs. ICD technology tested and proven within multiple world class flow loops (Norway, USA, Canada).
InflowControl is in accordance with the new Transparency Act which entered into force on 1 July 2022, obliged to carry out due diligence assessments in line with the OECD's guidelines for multinational companies, and shall facilitate answering requests from the public and explaining our work.