Pragma - High temperature downhole steam injection valve

Technology Organisation

Pragma Well Technology

Advanced Production Technologies for the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Pragma collaborates with operating companies around the world to reduce costs, increase production and improve oil and gas recovery.

Pragma - High temperature downhole steam injection valve

Project summary

We're supporting Pragma Well Technology and Pharis Energy to develop a high temperature downhole safety valve, which could help dramatically increase recovery rates in marginal developments.

Offshore steam injection requires the development of a downhole safety valve which is rated for steam injection temperatures, which are in excess of 300ÂșC. In order to ensure well integrity and to comply with all necessary regulations, Pragma will design, build and certify a pair of valves.

This work has the potential to unlock the widespread application of steam flooding offshore and enable the development of heavy oil fields, which have so far been deemed too marginal to attract investment.


Marginal Developments


Maximise Recovery

Entry TRL


Field Trial



High Temperature DSIV



Target TRL


Potential Industry Value

Feasibility study and subsequent prototype build of a reliable downhole high tempreture steam inject valve. This project could help unlock the production potential of heavy oil reservoirs offshore.