Eliminate Bradenhead Pressure in Producing Wells

Wells that currently produce oil and gas can create unwanted bradenhead pressure (sustained casing pressure), resulting in methane emissions. BioSqueeze® can seal leakage pathways so that the well can keep producing at a high rate, without unnecessary emissions escaping in the process. Since BioSqueeze® seals leakage pathways themselves and leaves nothing in the wellbore, no drill out is needed after the job is done, saving operators time and money.

BioSqueeze® can eliminate bradenhead pressure in producing wells using a Bottom Annular Gas Squeeze, shown below.

Bottom Annular Gas Squeeze

Operator Preparation

Step 1:
Identify problem annulus through bond logging.

Step 2:
Place bridge plug and perforate or notch casing to target leakage pathways.

Step 3:
Set packer and run tubing to bottom perf/notch to squeeze into the annulus.

BioSqueeze® Execution

Step 4:
The first day, connect equipment and pump low-viscosity, environmentally friendly biomineralization solution in position downhole using tubing.

Step 5:
Pump fluids into problem annuli for about 6 hours, applying pressure to squeeze fluids deep into leakage pathways. Monitor injection rate and pressure until gas migration is eliminated.

Step 6:
Seal the well in overnight at pressure to continue to form the barrier.

Step 7:
The following day, return to continue pumping fluids, ensuring that all problem annuli are fully sealed.


BioSqueeze® on Four Horizontal Producing Wells

Case Studies

BioSqueeze® on Four Horizontal Producing Wells

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by an operator in the DJ Basin of Colorado to remediate high bradenhead pressure (sustained casing pressure) On four of their horizontal producing wells.

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