FlowCam® for Quality Control in the Oil & Gas Industry

FlowCam Oil and gas images - drilling mud, frac flowback, completion fluidsWith industry-leading image quality combined with automated statistical pattern recognition software, the FlowCam is a valuable tool for detecting, characterizing, and quantifying particles in a variety of oil and gas applications. 

Characterize Drilling Mud
The size and shape of the particulates in drilling fluid are critical to the performance of the drilling operation, where close monitoring is essential. The viscosity and rheological characteristics of fluids are directly related to the shape of its particulates, therefore the ability to monitor and quantify particle shape enables proactive, real-time management of drilling fluids.

Quantify Oil in Produced and Flowback Water
Improve the accuracy and characterization of oil volume in produced and frac flowback water. VisualSpreadsheet, the paired intelligent analysis software can automatically distinguish oil droplets from other particulates based on particle shape measurements.

Manage Quality Control and Assurance of Frac Proppants
Frac proppant particles affect the production performance of a well, due to their effect on conductivity. The FlowCam provides an accurate and automated way to evaluate the sphericity  of particles. This method provides timely and accurate information necessary to ensure the quality of frac proppants.

Hydraulic Fluid Monitoring
Proactive monitoring in hydraulic fluids keeps your system running efficiently. Flow imaging microscopy can quickly detect particles ranging from 1 µm to 10 µm, particulates typically too small to be filtered out. The FlowCam provides immediate concentration counts and summary statistics of numerous parameters on all particulates.

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  • Image and analyze particles 300 nm to 5 mm
  • Measure 40+ physical parameters per particle
  • Quantify particles in sample
  • Perform statistical calculations 
  • Generate size distribution curves
  • Visually verify particulate identity with high-resolution images

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