Breakers aid in the removal of the reservoir drill-in fluid (RDF) filter cake and potential causes of formation damage after the completion assembly is in place, and the reservoir is prepared for production or injection. Cleansorb, a Newpark Company, provides its patented, high-performance reservoir chemistry – ORCATM – with an outstanding reputation for performance and safety in diverse field applications worldwide.
Breaker fluid case studies
US Gulf Coast, Land
Activation-delayed breaker delivers total filter cake removal
Well productivity optimized by tailored ORCA breaker that delivered >85% return permeability and protected formation
Up to 46% increase in OHGP well production
CleanDrill RDF and Cleansorb ORCA breakers deliver higher-than-expected production from 5 wells while mitigating losses and HSE concerns
ORCA is a highly effective, single treatment, cleanup solution for oil-based and water-based RDF filter cakes. To ensure uniform and efficient removal of the filter cake, each system undergoes a rigorous test protocol resulting in a fit-for-purpose RDF and breaker system. Uniform wellbore cleanup ensures the cleanest wells and maximizes production to deliver significant financial benefits.
Newpark offers a complete set of highly effective filter cake clean-up solutions for both water-based and invert emulsion drill-in fluid filter cakes based on the in-situ production of organic acid, polymer breakers, and micro-emulsifying surfactants.