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.

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