Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2016-08-29
Cement composition suitable for cementing a well and method of preparing the cement composition are disclosed. The cement composition has cement, water and biodegradable polymeric elastomeric resin (BPR) as an additive. The BPR has a significantly lower elastic modulus than that of set cement. Other additives such as bond enhancer and/or foaming agent may also be used.
Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2016-11-01
An aqueous slurry composition for use in industries such as petroleum and pipeline industries that includes: a particulate, an aqueous carrier fluid, a chemical compound that renders the particulate surface hydrophobic, and a small amount of an oil. The slurry is produced by rendering the surface of the particulate hydrophobic during or before the making of the slurry. The addition of the oil greatly enhances the aggregation potential of the hydrophobically modified particulates once placed in the well bore.
Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2015-07-07
A well fluid treatment is disclosed that utilizes ethoxylated alcohols with a hydrophilic lipophilic balance between 10 and 13 and/or alkyl benzene sulfonic acid and alkyl naphthalene sulfonic acids either neutralized or non-neutralized and salts thereof either singly or in combination to assist in suspending solids such as drilling mud and cement in fluids such as water.
Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2015-12-18
Cement composition suitable for cementing a well, and method of preparing the cement composition is disclosed. The cement composition comprises cement, water and a seeding additive for forming seeding sites distributed generally homogeneously in the cement composition for promoting growth of fibrous Type I calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) binders throughout. The seeding additive may be solid-form fibrous material having charged surface, or may alternatively be liquid-form resin mixed with a suitable hardening agent.
Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2015-09-09
Surfaces of well servicing equipment are treated with both a biofilm remover, which can be a mechanical or chemical, and a biocide composition. The biocide composition is designed to be effective to prevent regrowth of bacteria over a period of time in which the equipment is expected to be out of service. Further, the biocide is compatible with the water source available on site for preparation of the biocide composition. The biofilm remover and the biocide composition can be applied or mixed together as a single treatment, if compatible. The biocide is maintained within the equipment or is displaced therefrom, such as with nitrogen and residual biocide composition is effective therein to prevent regrowth. Nitrogen can be maintained within the equipment until put back into service.
Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2016-09-29
A treatment to temporarily block highly permeable areas in a wellbore having a temperature of less than 160 F. A diverting agent, a catalyzer, and a viscosifier are mixed together and pumped in the wellbore where the treatment flows in the most highly permeable areas. The diverting agent then begins to block those areas as the well is treated finally causing the fluid to divert to other now more highly permeable areas of the wellbore. After less than 48 hours the diverting agent degrades sufficiently to restore the permeablility of the wellbore.
Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2015-07-16
An aqueous slurry composition for use in industries such as petroleum and pipeline industries comprises an aqueous liquid, particulates, a hydrophobizing agent that renders the particulate surface hydrophobic and a hydrophobic polymer. The slurry is produced by rendering the surface of the particulate hydrophobic during or prior to making the slurry. The method and composition can find many applications in different industries, particularly in petroleum industry.
Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2016-01-29
Described is a proppant composition comprising particulates coated with a polymeric coating comprising a polymerizable natural oil, and a method of making this composition. The polymerizable natural oil is a glyceryl ester that comprises greater than about 40% by weight of polyunsaturated fatty acids, or a derivative of this ester. The proppant composition is made by mixing particulates with a polymerizable natural oil and polymerizing the polymerizable natural oil to coat the surface of the particulates with polymer comprising polymerized natural oil. The composition may be used in a slurry that is used for hydraulic fracturing operations to improve proppant transportation and to mitigate proppant flowback.
Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2016-11-02
A pressure equalization valve for a treatment tool (51) movable in a completion string (12). The valve comprises a cylindrical valve body having an axial bore (110) in fluid communication with the treatment tool (51). A cylindrical shuttle (112) is provided axially and sealably movable in the axial bore (110). The shuttle (112) is operable between a closed position and an open position. When a flow rate of the fluid flowing from the treatment tool (51) exceeds a preset rate to overcome the spring (114) biasing, the shuttle (112) shifts to the closed position. When the flow rate from the treatment tool (51) drops below the preset rate, the shuttle (112) is biased to the open position.
Trican Well Service Ltd. | Date: 2016-01-11
A proppant slurry is formed by lifting dry proppant using one or more augers and distributing an additive to modify the dry proppant as it falls from the top of the augers into a blender tub. Water is added to the blender tub and the modified proppant for forming the proppant slurry. The additive hydrophobically modifies surfaces of the proppant, typically sand, to produce stable proppant/bubble aggregations for forming proppant packs when introduced into formation fractures. The additive is distributed using main spray nozzles directed downwardly onto the falling proppant in a direction of fall of the proppant. Auxiliary spray nozzles protrude upwards into the proppant and distribute additive within and beneath the falling proppant and in a direction of travel thereat. Spray orifices further distribute additive to the falling proppant.