Industrial gas supply and services for the oil and gas industry
Increase resource reserves
From South Mexico's enhanced oil recovery projects to Canadian gas well fracturing, Praxair is committed to promoting global development. Continuous development of natural gas and reservoirs is essential to meeting your business development goals-Praxair Industrial Gas and Field Services will help you achieve your goals. We have over 30 years of experience in improving crude oil recovery, fluid fracturing and deep well perfusion. In addition, as a leading supplier of nitrogen and carbon dioxide products, Praxair will be your one-stop partner to optimize oil and gas production.
Industrial gas for oil and gas industry
There are five main applications in the petroleum industry that require nitrogen to improve oil recovery, including pressure maintenance, miscible flooding, immiscible flooding, gas-assisted gravity drainage (GAGD), and mixed gas, which can increase reservoir reserves. Nitrogen can also be used as a charged fluid to fracture shale or other unconventional reservoirs to produce tight oil and gas reservoirs.
It is well known that carbon dioxide can be used in the tertiary oil recovery process in the petroleum industry. Praxair offers CO 2 injection testing, pilot production and full field projects. We also provide live fluid fracturing carbon dioxide services for long and horizontal wells in conventional reservoirs.
Industrial applications in the oil and gas industry
Oil and gas well fracturing
Praxair supports conventional and unconventional oil and gas production through fracturing. We supply liquid nitrogen, carbon dioxide and industrial services such as product transportation, storage and booster pumping.
Improve oil recovery
Praxair's industrial gas injection system is a proven, cost-effective and clever way to recover more oil and gas from a reservoir. Our team of experts understands your oil and gas production needs and has the ability to provide you with a suitable and reliable low-cost gas supply system. Praxair has successfully supplied gas to more than 20 enhanced oil recovery projects. We will assist you in designing, setting up, owning and operating a complete nitrogen or carbon dioxide gas system.
Inerting thermal event
Praxair provides carbon dioxide for thermal inertia events in large isolated areas such as coal mines, coal silos and grain elevators. Our team has 20 years of professional experience and can provide you with carbon dioxide gas sources, portable pumping equipment, and rapid mobilization and response.
We supply high-pressure nitrogen to the wellhead for the following applications:
- Ring insulator
- Coiled tubing
- Drill string test
- Foam acid
- Foam cement
- Leak control
- Mud reduction
- Stress test
- Drill pipe stuck
Industrial services for the oil and gas industry
CO2 production increase service
Praxair's proprietary fleet has a 60-ton reservoir, valve block and booster pump for manhole cover storage and carbon dioxide suction, which can be operated remotely. We are a leader in gas supply logistics and liquid sources. Our highly skilled technicians, engineers and site supervisors work closely with service providers and owners to ensure that all fracturing operations are flawless. In addition, we also provide technical support for live fluid fracturing design through E-Frac simulation.
Trial production of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to improve oil recovery services
By injecting carbon dioxide or nitrogen into the oil tank of the first or second production stage, the oil recovery efficiency is improved. To determine if your tank is suitable for this service, we performed geological analysis and computer modeling to determine the best strategy to use. However, before investing in infrastructure to improve oil recovery across the site, we had a small pilot production test service. We will supply, transfer and pump carbon dioxide or nitrogen to the site for short-term to medium-term, generally 1 to 36 months for trial production testing.
We are a leading supplier of carbon dioxide and nitrogen services to oilfields in the United States. We have extensive field engineering experience and technical team to deliver and operate wellsite equipment safely and reliably. We will help customers determine the best way to run, and provide equipment and expert teams for trial production testing.
Praxair's cyclical throughput service uses CO2 to increase well production for three production runs. During this process, carbon dioxide is injected into a single well. The oil well is closed during the soaking period, and the carbon dioxide is dissolved in the petroleum to expand it, increasing the saturation and permeability and reducing the reduced viscosity. Oil is then re-produced from the stimulated wells at a higher rate than before processing.
Nitrogen supply and pressure pumping
Praxair gas supply facilities, storage and pumping equipment, and a team of experts can meet your high-pressure nitrogen needs in your oil or gas well. We deliver liquid nitrogen to the well site with on-board storage, and use high pressure pumps to provide liquid nitrogen in high pressure. We also have a direct-fired heat recovery vaporizer that converts liquid nitrogen into gas at the desired exhaust temperature.
As the largest industrial gas company in North America, Praxair has an extensive liquid nitrogen production and transportation network that can meet the needs of customers in various regions. An experienced work team can assemble and operate storage and pumping equipment on site for you.
Praxair not only provides industrial gases, applications and services to the metal production industry, but also works with you to optimize the entire process. From consulting to implementation and practical use, Praxair provides you with a complete set of industrial services to assist in project delivery on time and on budget to improve production efficiency.