High temperature downhole steam injection valve


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Marginal Developments



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 300ºC.

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.

Field trial