Brine Chemistry Solutions New Project to Help Enhanced Oil Recovery Efforts in Brazil's Offshore Wells

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Research to predict and prevent scaling in Brazil’s offshore wells.

Brine Chemistry Solutions (BCS) is developing test methods and procedures to optimize enhanced oil recovery efforts in offshore wells in Brazil.

The primary goal for the BCS project will be to help predict and prevent scaling potential in Brazil’s offshore production. The two-year project will help determine the influence of water-alternating-gas (WAG) on scale formation.

The research will use actual field core, oil and produced water, in addition to synthetic materials. BCS will perform laboratory research using core testing apparatus, to simulate WAG and production conditions. The research will focus on carbonate reservoirs including specifically to determine the effect of scale interaction with fluids in the WAG system.

“WAG produces scale that can lower efficiency and can reduce or stop production, said Ross Tomson, founder of Brine Chemistry Solutions. “Our work will help evaluate the design of WAG in order to predict and prevent scale formation.”

During the final stages of the project, BCS will develop software and provide training for personnel who manage the offshore wells in Brazil so that they can use the developed research to continue predicting and preventing scale formation in the field.

About Brine Chemistry Solutions
Brine Chemistry Solutions, LLC performs research, testing, and education related to water issues in oil and gas production. Research resources are directed toward solving many of the different types of problems associated with brine production, treatment, disposal, and reuse. Clients include government entities, multinational companies, non-profits, and universities. For more information, visit

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