News & Resources

In order to facilitate continued education, research, and progress within the industry, ESal maintains a library of relevant papers and articles that we believe are beneficial and informative. We want to do our part to help the energy industry continue to move forward in the areas of efficiency, sustainability, and environmental cleanliness. The articles in our library are excellent resources for all who have an interest in wettability and how its application can help our industry.

Why Wettability Matters

One of the most common questions we receive is – What is Wettability and Why is it Important? Wettability describes the preference of a solid surface to be in contact with one of two or more fluid phases. Wettability in the petroleum reservoir refers to the...

Screening: Knowing Where Engineered Salinity Works

The ESal screening tool evaluates the multiple chemical and geologic variables that determine if the Engineered Salinity™ solution will increase oil production from your existing field or enhance recoveries of new unconventional wells. It is fast, affordable and will...

Unlocking Oil with Wettability Alteration

After years of research, ESal, LLC (ESal) has developed a breakthrough method to increase oil recoveries by optimizing reservoir wettability via altering the inorganic chemistry of injected water. The ESal solution can be applied in all three phases of oil field...

The ESal Story – The Secret is in the Water

In a cyclical industry, oil and gas producers are challenged at every stage of the field lifecycle to do more with less. Fortunately, advancements in technology provide tools for operators to increase efficiency, productivity and adapt successfully to change. From...

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