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THOR water bath FAT

By Ricky Simpson / February 1, 2024

THOR is currently undergoing a FAT for a client and due to be deployed shortly in a heavy oil environment where oil viscosity is having a negative impact on production. The client approached Cavitas to help mitigate against these challenges.   A THOR deployment allowed them to deliver a targeted downhole heat programme – to lower…

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THOR EOR deployment – California

By Ricky Simpson / January 3, 2024

THOR recently completed an EOR deployment for an operator in California. The client was experiencing low production with high viscosity and encountering wax and asphaltene build up near the well bore which THOR excels at resolving. With THOR set at the perforations (1,500ft MD) and heating radially into the reservoir up to 50ft, the targeted…

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Vacancy – Project Engineer

By Steve / October 2, 2023

This role will be based onsite at our Aberdeen office and open to UK residents only Position: Project EngineerLocation: Cavitas, 21 Denmore Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8JW.Reports to: Lead Design & Manufacturing Engineer Job ObjectiveCavitas is expanding the deployments of its THOR downhole heater globally and requires a Project Engineer to assist with…

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Meet the team – Xuelian Yang

By Steve / September 28, 2023

Xuelian, with an impressive track record spanning four years as a dedicated member of team Cavitas, plays a pivotal role in the company as accountant.  Armed with a solid educational foundation, Xuelian’s qualifications include a degree in accounting and finance, along with a master’s degree in International Business. Prior to joining Cavitas, Xuelian gained valuable…

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Meet the team behind THOR – Ray Lawrence

By Steve / July 19, 2023

Ray Lawrence, Lead Design and Manufacturing Engineer, has a strong background in engineering and design, playing a crucial role in driving innovation and ensuring the successful implementation of cutting-edge technologies. Currently, Ray is pursuing his BEng in Mechanical Engineering, demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning and professional development. This academic pursuit equips him with the…

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Meet the team behind THOR – Nick Simmister

By Steve / July 12, 2023

Nick Simmister is a highly accomplished professional in the field of petroleum geoscience, currently serving as the Subsurface Manager for Cavitas Energy.  Under his direction, the team has achieved remarkable success in bringing THOR, a groundbreaking downhole heater, from concept to commercial pilot stage. Nick holds an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Aberdeen University, which…

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By Ricky Simpson / September 2, 2022

Last Friday saw the first annual Valor Energy Group golf day take place at Murcar Links Golf Club, and what an event it was! With 7 teams entered by each of the Group companies, clients and suppliers joined a total of 28 players in what was to be a very closely contested event. Players of all levels shot…

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Vacancy – Commercial Proposals Engineer

By Ricky Simpson / June 10, 2022

Position: Commercial Proposals Engineer Location: Cavitas, 21 Denmore Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8JW Reports to: Subsurface Manager – Cavitas Energy Job Objective Support and manage all commercial proposal requirements of the business. Responsible for bid, tender and proposal co-ordination, identifying adjustments and improvements for new contracts, bidding on new projects, as-well-as negotiating contract…

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THOR – Built and shipped!

By Ricky Simpson / June 21, 2021

Cavitas Energy Limited Managing Director, Steve Johnstone, takes a moment to talk about forthcoming projects. If you have: · Viscous oil production challenges.· Downhole wax/asphaltene flow assurance challenges.· Premature ‘liquid-loading’ in gas wells. Then THOR may well be the solution. To find out more about the most cost-efficient, lowest carbon, targeted downhole heater available on…

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Aberdeen Firm To Test Industry First Technology In California

By Ricky Simpson / July 24, 2020

An Aberdeen-based oil well technology company has reached agreement with a US heavy oil producing operator to conduct a pilot test in a well to be equipped with a revolutionary in-the-well oil recovery device called THOR. The U.S. oil producer, Santa Maria Energy, LLC (SME) located in Santa Barbara County, California USA, will utilise a…

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