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EquiFlow Density is a novel class of autonomous inflow control device (AICD) developed by Halliburton for oil wells. It effectively manages unwanted fluids production and improves oil recovery.
Unlike conventional AICDs that rely on viscosity contrast, the EquiFlow Density AICD operates by differentiating the density contrast between produced fluids using buoyancy forces enhanced with artificial gravity. This eliminates the need for downhole orientation during completion.
The device's centrifugal selector opens or restricts production flow based on the density of downhole fluids. It has been successfully tested and demonstrated significant restriction of unwanted fluids based solely on density contrast, making it suitable for very light oil reservoirs.
*Halliburton acknowledges Saudi Aramco as sponsor of this product development.
EquiFlow Density AICD differentiates itself by producing and restricting downhole fluids using density, even when the viscosities are identical.
This allows operators to optimize hydrocarbon production in wells where current autonomous technologies are limited.
Design and select optimum chemicals, fluid loss control systems, and completion tools for each well.
Halliburton EquiFlow® inflow control devices help delay and reduce the flow of unwanted fluids, stimulate balanced and accelerate production.