Completion Science, LLC was formed in 2012, recognizing the growing need for temporary materials in oil/gas well drilling and completion applications. In fact, the name is a combination of Completion Engineering and Material Science. Temporary materials are used in a number of oilfield applications including lost circulation, diverting, fluid loss, bridging particles, plugs and tool components. Given that well temperatures can range from room temperature to over 400 degrees F and the fact that the material may need to function from hours to months, there is no end to the search for suitable materials. The old chemistry rule that “chemical reactions double every ten degrees Celsius” keeps Completion Science on the road and in the lab.
But the material is just one half of the equation. The other critical piece is the knowledge to get the material formulated for the application and the correct procedure developed to ensure success. Completion Science is quickly becoming the go-to resource for the engineering help in getting a sound procedure in place. And being the preferred resource is one of the main focuses of this website. Our FAQs page is getting great reviews and we would be happy to get your feedback on how we can continue to improve it.
Since 2012, we have focused on the application of polylactic acid’s use as a diverter in the shale formations. However, we have also been involved in the development of other polyesters for oilfield use, as well as other hydrolyzable compounds, slowly soluble glass formulations, compacted organic acids, and the adoption of technologies from other industries such as fertilizers. Our lab has tested hundreds of compounds from around the world to determine their suitability for oilfield applications.
In a sense, we are just getting started. We are always looking for strategic partners. If you have a material you feel may have oilfield applications or you have a drilling/completion issue that needs a solution, we may be the company you are looking for.