Unconventional hydrocarbon resources typically refer to tight and stiff reservoir formations. Unconventional hydrocarbon resource development has become increasingly important in world energy markets as new discoveries of conventional resource plays have diminished. Further, current stimulation treatments for unconventional resources experience rapid production decline and poor Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) results.
TTI has developed alternative stimulation methods for unconventional reservoir development for improved sustainable hydrocarbon production, reduced stimulation costs, and significantly reduced environmental impact:
These unique methods offer innovative and specialized technology solutions for stimulation of unconventional resources to meet industry challenges.
These stimulation processes also have geothermal applications for thermal energy storage. In such applications, the Slow & Easy process can be used to effectively improve conductivity enhancement in very stiff, low-permeability, and massive-block rock types.