Oil & Gas Product News Logo

Precision Polymer Engineering

Address 1754 Technology Drive, Suite 244, San Jose, CA, 95110, US
Phone 408-441-2043
Fax 408-441-1042
Website prepol.com

Related Articles

Impact of High-Temperature Steam and Pressure on Seals and O-Rings in Upstream Equipment

Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) is a technology that enhances total oil recovery from drilling during the extraction of heavy crude oil and bitumen. This technique involves drilling two horizontal bores in a vertical arrangement into an area with known oil deposits, with a separation of a few metres. High pressure steam is forced continually into the upper wellbore which increases the temperature of the small deposits in the vicinity of the upper wellbore. The heated oil has a lower viscosity, and as such will begin to drain under gravity into the lower wellbore where it can be pumped to the surface.