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Advint Develops Data Acquisition System for Oil Drilling

 
Supports Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Techniques

Advint has been selected by EOR Technology’s to develop a next generation data acquisition system for its portable, local thermal stimulation of heavy oil reservoirs.  This stimulation is accomplished using a novel effluent gas (Z-GAS™) via generation and provision of a gaseous mixture of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and superheated water vapor for enhanced oil recovery.  The process entails injection of a gaseous mixture of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and superheated water vapor into a subterranean formation for enhanced oil recovery and is generated via compact, highly efficient combustion of fuel and air derived from Aerospace heritage technology which delivers steam, heat, CO2 and N2 with trace amounts of oxygen (<0.25%). 

The Z-GAS™ technology developed by the company is currently focused on heavy oil reserves all over the world. The modular, mobile Z-GAS™ stimulation unit is mounted on a Freightliner truck with an extended bed that has mounted on it an air compressor, water and diesel storage tanks. The trucks meet all US DOT regulations for road use and transport.

The system is controlled by a high speed, extremely stable electronics platform consisting of an NI CompactRIO data acquisition system which allows operators to manually control valves and adjust liquid flow rates while checking temperatures, pressures, and system performance. The system also constantly monitors the entire system status to alert operators to deviations from normal operating conditions, and will automatically shut down the entire process in a safe manner if thresholds are exceeded or dangerous conditions are detected. Redundant measurements are made at key instrumentation locations to ensure that safe conditions are maintained and observed. In addition, users can operate the system from a safe distance via an Ethernet connection.

Large GUIs present real time information in a clear and efficient manner, enabling the operator have a direct insight into how the unit is performing. The interfaces are intuitive, with each subsystem clearly defined. Data from every run can be recorded to allow for evaluation of system performance and record keeping of all activities.

Oil Rig

 

About EOR Technology

EOR Technology is a Houston-based company that has developed a portable surface steam and gas generator for oil extraction. EOR Technology’s relies on portable, local thermal stimulation of heavy oil reservoirs using a novel effluent gas (Z-GAS™) via generation and provision of a gaseous mixture of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and superheated water vapor for enhanced oil recovery.  The process entails injection of a gaseous mixture of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and superheated water vapor into a subterranean formation for enhanced oil recovery.

 

About Advint

Advint is a leading system integrator of automated test and data acquisition systems located in Columbus, OH.  The company is an NI Alliance Member, a Keysight Technologies solution partner, and part of the Huntron Integration Service Network.  Advint provides hardware/software development and systems integration services in support of the test & measurement, and industrial automation industries.

 

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