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Case Studies

High Performance Despite Salinity Crystalization

Our Specialized Desanders Inc. client was working on the flowback on 7 newly drilled wells in AB. In the initial flow back phase, the client was experiencing high salinity water. Salt would collect when it passed through the filter, causing the filter to plug and reduce the flow of materials. The client was using a stainless-steel wire wrapped filter. In consultation with the SDI team, they decided to test a…

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Floating Particulate Found

The Specialized Desanders Inc client was using a gravity-based Desander and there was evidence of floating particulate upon a field inspection. When fluid was drained from the Desander and into the containment tub, the particulate was still floating on the surface of the fulid over 24 hours later. This floating particulate showed up months after the well had already been in production. When the SynPOL was installed the production rates…

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Sporadic Flow Rates on Wells

The Specialized Desanders Inc. client was operating 4 wells through a single test separator, 3 plunger lifts, and one pump jack. This case study was found to be unique because the wells were operating at different cycle times resulting in sporadically very high instatnaneous flow rates and varying amounts of flow through the SynPOL barrier. Well production rates spike with the cycling plunger lift and pump jack. This resulted in…

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Transitioning to a SynPOL From a Tilt Desander

Initially, a traditional tilt Desander was on the well for high sand concentrations. As the sand concentration lowered the client wanted to compare the performance of the Specialized Desander SynPOL to the competition. We partnered with a flow back company in the USA that was trialing different equipment technology on their flow back. When the sand came down to a more manageable level, we replaced the Desander with a SynPOL…

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Completed a High Temperature Well Test

The SynPOL replaced an impingement style sand separator for a Central US Producer who was having difficulty finding a solution that would work for their high-temperature 150°F (65°C) well. The pressure differential across the SynPOLbarrier was measured at a peak of 20 PSIG, with a typical differential of 3 PSIG. The SynPOL was on site for 4 months of service between 2 sites. The frac sand encountered was a blend…

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Specialized Desanders’ 62020 Replaces Four Hydro Cyclones in New Mexico

Specialized Desanders 62020 replaces four Hydro Cyclones in New Mexico saving money and stopping all the sand flowed back to the surface: On a job with a Flowback partner, a Specialized Desanders Model 62020 replaced two 10k Hydro cyclones and two 5k Hydro cyclones. To verify the performance of our Gravity Desander, they installed one 5k Hydro cyclone downstream of the Desander, which did not see any sand. By stopping…

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SynPOLTM Delivers Solution When Nothing Else Could

A Central US Producer was having difficulty finding a solution that would work for their well. The pressure differential across the SynPOL barrier was measured at a peak of 20 PSIG over a one month period, with a typical differential of 3 PSIG. The frac sand encountered was a blend of 40/70 mesh and 100 mesh. Our high flow rate barrier operated with ZERO degradation of filtering capacity, without any…

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100000 lbs of Sand Stopped in SDI Desanders in 132 hours

A client wanted to utilize our Desanders for drill out operations. The flowback separator was bypassed during the drill out because of fear of sand erosion. For the operation, cast plugs would be drilled out 5-6 at a time with a bottoms-up circulation after the set of drilling (each set of 5-6 plugs). We set two SDI model 62020 Desanders in parallel so that we could clean one of the…

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NE USA Specialized Desanders Sand Sentry Data

NE USA Specialized Desanders Sand Sentry data used to compare frac sand concentratin per well to surface sand production: A North-East US company completed 5 wells on a pad using different sand concentrations per stage in different wells. On flowback, each well flowed to an SDI model 62020 Desander equipped with the SDI Sand Sentry System to determine sand produced on flowback and inital production. The data was quite surprising…

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Replacing Steel Wire Mesh Filter Units in The Alberta Montney

An aggressive producer in northwestern Alberta rented some steel mesh filter units. Upon bringing the wells into production, the high production rates of liquid, gas & wax caused the screens to collapse and fail. The producer was forced to try and operate the vessels without a filter element in order to try and produce their wells safely and efficiently. After experiencing significant equipment failure and erosion due to sand downstream…

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