If waxy oils in produced fluid cool below their Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT), wax deposits will form in the tubulars. If untreated these can cause;
■ Restricted flow.
■ Reduce pump efficiency.
■ Artificial lift damage/downtime.
■ Complete loss of production.
■ Loss of revenue.
THOR as a Solution
A THOR system attached to the production tubing and placed below the artificial lift pump would keep the produced fluid warm and above WAT, giving the following benefits;
■ Targeted heating of fluid to + 5-10oC [ 9-18 oF] above WAT.
■ Lower fluid viscosity / Increase pump efficiency.
■ Remove / delay requirement for pump retrieval/remediation.
■ Increase production.
■ All in a small, high efficiency package with a low energy requirement.