Esal recently published a white paper breaking down $/bbl economics. Read the whole white paper here.
What if wettability is changed in the wrong direction?
Then you have what is referred to as Wettability Damage. This type of damage occurs when the wettability alteration lowers expected recovery, thereby reducing profitability.
At ESal, we estimate that among all the oilfields in the world, no less than 20% are experiencing this type of damage.
And as you’re about to see from one example, it’s damage that can be outrageously costly.