Caprock integrity is a complex subject involving several factors including in-situ geology, operation and well hardware. Due to its integrated nature, BitCan offers a turn-key solution to your caprock integrity concerns under a single roof and without subcontracting:
Our custom-designed triaxial laboratory test system measures the as well as . Our laboratory system can simulate the various operating impacts such as shale hydration during drilling, conductive heating behind the casing, and steam leak. All tests are carried out under stress and deformation conditions similar actual field situations.
"Petroleum production is valuable. But we have a more valuable resource, i.e. the groundwater aquifer, to protect." Whether you are required by ERCB to answer their concerns on the caprock integrity, or you have experienced real problems in your operations, BitCan is the optimal resource for you. In our opinion, SAGD is not necessarily safer than CSS, but with proper caution and exercise, we can manage the caprock integrity very well.
Caprock integrity is equally important for other subsurface stimulation, injection or production activities such as subsurface CO2 sequestration. They all share the same mechanical principles and working approaches although the particular geological context may be different. BitCan's integrated service capabilities are unique in this area. We characterize the in-situ geology by mechanical strengths, existence of faults, their orientations and mechanical properties. We also measure the original in-situ stresses and simulate the induced stresses and deformation during the CO2 sequestration.