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TRACING SERVICES



SPECTRAFLOOD™ is an interwell tracer diagnostic service that comprises a versatile array of unique chemical tracers designed to track the movement of injected fluids within the reservoir.

Commonly referred to as a tracer survey, chemical tracers are deployed into target injection wells and sampled at pattern and off-pattern producers, yielding specific qualitative information about the reservoir such as:

  • Direct Communication Between Injector and Producer
  • Exact Breakthrough Times Between Injector and Producer
  • Identification of Natural Fractures, Thief Zones and Faults
  • Extent of Formation Layering
  • Swept Pore Volume and Sweep Efficiency
  • Conformance Gel Treatment Volume Estimation

SPECTRAFLOOD™ tracer surveys are used to optimize flood performance during any stage of the IOR/EOR process to improve hydrocarbon recovery and decrease operating costs by reducing water cut and ineffective cycling of injection fluid.

SPECTRAFLOOD™ interwell tracers can be used to identify matrix bypass events (MBE), such as thief zones, natural fractures, and high permeability conduits within the reservoir. These ‘short-circuits’ cause the flooding process to become virtually ineffective and limit the recovery of hydrocarbons within the reservoir.

To reduce uncertainty, SPECTRAFLOOD™ interwell tracers can also be used to evaluate reservoir heterogeneity during an IOR/EOR pilot study. An understanding of reservoir heterogeneity is crucial to the success of any IOR/EOR process. Interwell tracers provide the only means of directly tracking the movement of injected water through the reservoir.

Samples collected according to a precise sample schedule provide a chronological analysis over time. These samples are analyzed at ProTechnics' state of the art Chemical Tracer Laboratory in Houston, TX. Using proprietary processes and procedures in conjunction with analytical analysis the lab is capable of detection in the low parts per trillion (ppt) for SPECTRAFLOOD™.

Stringent quality control measures are in place to ensure the highest level of accuracy of all sample analysis.

SPECTRAFLOOD™ tracers are:

  • Health, Safety and Environmental Friendly
  • Safe to Transport, Handle, Store and Dispose