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Wavefront completes well stimulation technology field trial in Canada

Wavefront Technology Solutions, a fluid injection technology developer, has completed a field trial of WaveAxe, which is intended to establish rapid fluid communication between steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well pairs.

Initial pilot testing of the WaveAxe stimulation approach was completed with Wavefront’s intellectual property partner at its operations north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

WaveAxe operations were technically successful and the field operator will evaluate production results over the coming weeks.

Several additional well candidates have been identified for further technology evaluation.

"We are confident that WaveAxe will be a considerable advancement in accelerating well start-up times in SAGD operations as well as re-conditioning wells to maximise overall oil recovery," said Wavefront President and CEO Brett Davidson.

Wavefront has also been awarded an initial seven well Powerwave stimulation campaign in the Kingdom of Bahrain, expected to commence prior to 1 December, 2016.

Pending positive production results, Wavefront may expect on-going Powerwave work on the order of five well stimulations per month.