The intention of this presentation is to provide you with an immediately actionable process that will improve your company’s profitability.
CHOPS is the acronym for Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand, a non-thermal recovery technique used in unconsolidated sandstone reservoirs. Inducing sand inflow has increased production rate by an order of magnitude and doubled recovery.
To date, CHOPS has been used only in vertical wells. Sequential CHOPS re-completions in horizontal wells from Toe to Heel spaced so that the resulting produced areas overlap could result in multiples of vertical well recovery at a capital cost per recovered barrel competitive with current practices.