What is nanoActiv® HRT?

nanoActiv® HRT is a high efficiency Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology well intervention additive package and method.

It uses nano-sized particles in a colloidal dispersion. nanoActiv® HRT uses a Brownian-motion, diffusion-driven mechanism known as disjoining pressure to produce long efficacy in the recovery of hydrocarbons in conventional and unconventional reservoirs.

Well Decline Graph

The Problem

The Production Challenge:

Steep production decline curves mean there is intense pressure to keep replacing the production lost year over year.

Operators are looking for ways to get more oil out of existing wells without expensive refracturing or other intervention technologies.

The Proppant Problem

How do we get to the oil that’s still down there?

Conventional Propants are simply too big to reach deep into the fracture network. At an SPE presentation Craig Cipolla, with Hess Corporation, said, “From analyzing production and treatment data in over 1000 fracture treatments in the Marcellus (as well as other unconventional reservoirs), less than 15% of the available fracture network (natural fractures) received any proppant!”

"That means… 85% of the available natural fracture network is not reached by traditional proppants."

Conventional proppants are just too big to penetrate 85% of the natural fracture network.

The Solution

Reach further into the induced and natural fracture networks to produce more oil and gas. Today we can do that like never before with…
nanoActiv® HRT

How It Works

With nanoActiv® HRT, small is big!

nanoActiv® HRT particles are so small they reach into the fracture network where no proppant has ever been able to go.

nanoActiv® HRT Scale Comparison
nanoActiv® HRT Well Penetration

A little goes a long way.

nanoActiv® HRT penetrates the natural fracture network on a nanoscopic scale.

A natural and induced fracture network can contain millions of square feet of surface area. Each gram of nanoActiv® HRT contains enough 10nm particles to completely cover nearly 3,000 square feet. Less than 8 ounces, or about one cup, of nanoActiv® HRT covers an area equivalent to almost 60,000 square feet or just over the size of a football field. One gallon would have enough particles to cover more than 1 million square feet.

Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology (HRT)

nanoActiv® HRT penetrates the natural fracture network on a nanoscopic scale.

nanoActiv® HRT utilizes nano-sized particles in a colloidal dispersion. These particles produce a Brownian-motion, diffusion-driven mechanism known as disjoining pressure to produce long efficacy in the recovery of hydrocarbons in conventional and unconventional reservoirs.

nanoActiv® HRT moves throughout the fracture network releasing hydrocarbons as it goes deeper and farther than any product on the market today.

nanoActiv® HRT particles are 100,000 times smaller than conventional proppant.

Proppant versus HRT

How does it work?

nanoActiv® HRT Wedge Effect Mechanism: Diffusion-Driven Disjoining Pressure

nanoActiv® HRT solutions behave as a wedge film driven by Brownian motion and diffusion defined as disjoining pressure—greatly facilitating and accelerating the mobility of gas, oil and water, or mixtures thereof within porous media, and/or natural or induced fracture networks.

Wedge Effect Mechanism, Spreading Force
Wedge Effect Mechanism, Diffusion-Driven Disjoining Pressure
Wedge Effect Mechanism, Fragmentation

The Proof

nanoActiv® HRT in Use
Wolfberry Formation, Upton County, Well Performing Type Curve

Oil Production

The Returns Keep Getting Better and Better

April 2017 data from two Wolfberry-Upton County, Texas, wells after being treated with nanoActiv®HRT versus average production from untreated conventionally fractured offsetting wells:

Well A: Average 30-day IP rate of 209 BOEPD

  •   nanoActiv® HRT treated Well A (green line) yielded an 88% oil cut versus 56% from offset wells
  •   nanoActiv® HRT treated Well A did not require artificial lift for 7 months, significantly reducing lease operating costs whereas offset wells (gray line) had to be placed on artificial lift shortly after completion
  •   After 481 days on production, the nanoActiv® HRT treated well is outperforming the offsets cumulative production by 54% and increasing
  •   Decline in oil production was only 39% after 12 months

Well B: Average 30-day IP rate of 415 BOEPD

  •   nanoActiv® HRT treated Well B (red line) yielded an 86% oil cut versus 56% from offset wells
  •   nanoActiv® treated Well B did not require artificial lift for 3 months, significantly reducing lease operating costs whereas offset wells (gray line) had to be placed on artificial lift shortly after completion
  •   After 241 days on production, the nanoActiv® treated well is outperforming the offsets cumulative production by 223%

Average cumulative production of the nanoActiv® HRT treated wells is 138% better than the average of 10 offset wells in the area and is increasing.

Austin Chalk and Buda Formations, Frio County, Oil Cumulative Production

Oil Production

June–September 2017 data from two Austin Chalk and two Buda (one reporting both oil and gas) wells in Frio County, Texas. These wells were remediated using a Huff ‘n’ Puff–nanoActiv® HRT treatment where nanoActiv® HRT was injected into the reservoir and pushed further out by N2 to allow even deeper penetration.

Austin Chalk Formation · Well A (blue line)

  •   nanoActiv® HRT pre- and post-treatment comparison after 80 days of cumulative production. Cumulative oil production increased 64.89%

Austin Chalk Formation · Well B (red line)

  •   nanoActiv® HRT pre- and post-treatment comparison after 116 days of cumulative production. Cumulative oil production increased 28.03%

Buda Formation · Well A (green line)

  •   nanoActiv® HRT pre- and post-treatment comparison after 112 days of cumulative production. Cumulative oil production increased 103.46%

Average cumulative production of the nanoActiv® HRT treated wells is 138% better than the average of 10 offset wells in the area and is increasing.

Buda Formation, Frio County, GAS Cumulative Production

Gas Production

Buda Formation · Well A (green line)

  •   nanoActiv® HRT pre- and post-treatment comparison after 112 days of cumulative production. Cumulative gas production increased 1,365.34%

Buda Formation · Well B (purple line)

  •   nanoActiv® HRT pre- and post-treatment comparison after 86 days of cumulative production. Cumulative gas production increased 13.93%

Results for the trial varied due to differences in design inputs. Further modification of the design inputs optimized the ratio of nanoActiv® HRT and N2 in the pay zone yielding results like Buda Well A.

Numerous factors affect the performance of an oil well—the geology, the number and size of treatment stages, the choice of additives, etc. nanoActiv® HRT treated wells have shown meaningful performance improvement versus comparative wells from the same operators. While no single technology or treatment can account for the entire performance of an oil well, the effects of nanoActiv® HRT are significant and compelling.

Do you want to learn more?

To learn more about nanoActiv® HRT call (713) 532-4745 or email nanoactiv@nissanchem-usa.com

David L. Holcomb, Ph.D.

In more than 45 years in the oil and gas industry, I've never come across a product as effective as nanoActiv® HRT in improving and maximizing production over a longer period.

David L. Holcomb, Ph.D. President—Pentagon Technical Services, Inc.
David L. Holcomb, Ph.D.

nanoActiv® HRT impacts productivity in a positive manner—cutting lease operating expenses by as much as 10-fold, and gives as much as a 300% in increased productivity over time.

David L. Holcomb, Ph.D. President—Pentagon Technical Services, Inc.
David L. Holcomb, Ph.D.

nanoActiv® HRT provides maximum recovery over time with the least amount of cost of any technology out there today.

David L. Holcomb, Ph.D. President—Pentagon Technical Services, Inc.
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