Always seeking for innovation !

ORS invests heavily in Research & Development.

Our R&D teams are responsible for identifying potential development projects designed to enhance the operational effectiveness of our products and services.

Always seeking for innovation, we have signed strategic partnerships with research laboratories at major French Universities, such as internationally reputable ENSTA ParisTech (UCP, Chemistry and Process Engineering Lab.). This Research Laboratory has devoted its research activities to the study of the thermodynamics of complex fluids, acquiring in these fields an internationally recognized expertise.

 

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Nanotechnology applied to Drilling Fluids:

ORS is strongly convinced that the potential for value added Nanotechnology applied to Drilling and Completions fluids is very high.

Advances in material technology through incorporation of nanotechnology can revolutionize the way in which we drill and complete our wells – through increasing strength, durability (e.g. surface coating to avoid erosion or scale attachment) and potentially providing completion design options not possible with existing technologies. Nanotechnology applications in drilling and completions offer exciting alternatives to existing technologies.

 

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The proposed study aims at demonstrating the feasibility and interest of formulating OBM drilling fluids based on Pickering emulsions stabilized by nano-structured particles.

 

These emulsions, which use no surfactant, have been studied extensively because of their remarkable properties in terms of stability and flowing behavior.

 

Environmental interest: As the emulsion uses no surfactant, this would also make drilling more efficient as well as more environmentally friendly.

 

Interest in case of formation of gas hydrates: In offshore deep drilling operations, gas hydrates cause major, and potentially hazardous problems These emulsions may present a high stability towards extreme thermal cycles as well as cycles of formation/dissociation of gas hydrates; the choice of the nano-structured particles may also act as a gas hydrates inhibitor.

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ors-technology-businessAdvances in material technology through incorporation of nanotechnology can revolutionize the way in which we drill  and complete our wells – through increasing strength, durability (e.g. surface coating to avoid erosion or scale attachment)  and potentially providing completion design options not possible with existing technologies.

Implemented in partnership with ENSTA Research Laboratory, we have conducted an important study to demonstrate  the feasibility and interest of formulating OBM drilling fluids based on Pickering emulsions stabilized by nano-structured particles.

These emulsions, which use no surfactant, have been studied extensively because of their remarkable properties in terms  of stability and flowing behavior.

And, as the emulsion uses no surfactant, this makes drilling more efficient as well as more environmentally friendly.

This has great interest in case of formation of gas hydrates:  in offshore deep drilling operations, gas hydrates cause major, and potentially hazardous problems.

These emulsions present a high stability towards extreme thermal cycles as well as cycles of formation/dissociation  of gas hydrates; the choice of the nano-structured particles may also act as a gas hydrates inhibitor.

This research particularly covers the use of fluids in severe conditions such as in Ultra Deep subsea drilling  and cold regions drilling.