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  • Features
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  • Specification

Protecting the pay zone from damage is critical to realize the full potential of any well. Reservoir drill-in fluids (RDF) are designed to prevent formation damage due to fluid invasion and solids plugging. A poorly designed RDF may react with the formation fluid creating blockage or restriction for the natural flow of the reservoir. A large range of undesired solid particles from drill solids, fluid chemicals and clay viscosifiers may end up plugging the reservoir pores. The technique for designing a non-damaging RDF is to start with selecting bridging agents with an ideal size distribution to effectively seal the formation surface.

PVI has developed BridgePRO, a bridging agent size selection software that aids in the determination of the optimum calcium carbonate blend to achieve maximum bridging of sandstone reservoirs. The software optimization is based on specific formation characteristics and the particle-size distribution of available grades of calcium carbonates.

  • Optimize blending of bridging agents
  • Prevent invasion of fluid and undesired solids
  • Optimize well production
  • Prevent formation damage
  • ECD and pressure
  • Particle size distribution (PSD) database
  • Target set by permeability or pore size
  • Optimization by volume or concentration
  • Sensitivity study
  • Target and blended lines
  • Blend volume distribution pie chart
  • Microsoft Excel®, Word® and PDF® report
  • US oil field, SI and customized units
  • Operating Systems

    • Microsoft Windows® 7, Windows® 8/8.1, Windows® 10
  • Microsoft Office®

    • 2010 or later
  • Processor

    • Dual core processor, 1 GHz or faster
  • Memory

    • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Disk Space

    • 200 MB of free disk space for installation
  • Display

    • 1,280 x 768 display resolution with true color or higher with small font
  • Installation Options

    • Setup file can be accessed from a download link or installation CD provided by PVI