Linde to demonstrate value of energized solutions at URTeC in Colorado

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Petroleum engineers and geologists are invited to visit with Linde experts at this year's Unconventional Resources Technology Conference to be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on August 25-27.

"We'll be discussing the value of using energized solutions incorporating carbon dioxide and nitrogen for hydraulic fracturing to extract hydrocarbons from unconventional reservoirs," said Robin Watts, Oil and Gas Technology manager for Linde LLC.

Energized solutions can add value at every stage of a well's lifetime, and can improve production in unconventional reservoirs beginning with the first fracturing operation. Energized fracturing has been successful in a wide variety of fields and basins. "We believe that the data clearly demonstrates the benefits of using energized fracturing in a variety of situations," Watts said. "Reported results indicate that well-managed energized fluid fracturing has the potential to improve well performance and achieve a lower unit cost of production than non-energized approaches, at the same time reducing the water footprint." 

"This conference is a perfect platform for information exchange because it brings together all the stakeholders in the exploration and production process," said Watts. "We look to work with and support E&Ps by having an integrated approach to energized solutions, expanding from proof-of-concept to pilot programs to supporting full reservoir or well programs."

URTeC 2014 is the industry's only integrated event for unconventional resource teams. It is a collaborative effort of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

"At our booth #1708, we'll be discussing the economic and productivity benefits of using energized solutions with hydraulic fracturing at the beginning of a well program, evolving to the use of energized solutions for IOR and EOR," Watts said. Linde will also be highlighting its total capabilities for exploration and production using energized solutions focused on improving productivity and economic efficiency, and reducing environmental footprint:

  • CO2 and N2 supply and equipment services during hydraulic fracturing to help improve conductivity, reduce water damage, reduce water retention, and minimize water contact
  • Mobile gas clean-up unit to remove CO2 from early flowback natural gas
  • Huff-n-Puff for individual EOR well treatment and pilot flooding

For more details on Linde's Oil and Gas services, visit www.lindeoilandgas.com

Linde LLC is a member of the Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn (USD 23.1 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com

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