Improve your hydrocarbon production while reducing water-related costs with water conformance solutions from Baker Hughes.

When water production interferes with ultimate recovery, our water conformance solutions answer your challenges by optimizing water-to-oil ratios—at any stage of your well’s lifecycle.

Work with our subsurface production conformance and assurance services team to diagnose, design, and deploy custom solutions to solve your excess water production issues efficiently and economically. Whether the issue is near wellbore or deep in the reservoir, our solutions change or stop the water flow, improving recovery rates and sweep efficiencies. To increase recovery, our experts apply technologies that focus on water production avoidance, reservoir conformance, shutoff, and flow assurance.


Get assured water shutoff from a range of proven tools

Our systemic approach to well water conformance includes the application of a range of engineered remedial solutions.

  • Decrease the water cut in your mature wells with the AquaCut™ relative permeability modifier. By selectively targeting only the water phase of your produced fluids, AquaCut reduces the relative amount of water in the production stream to extend your well’s productive life—while lowering your water processing and disposal costs.
  • Ensure reliable water shutoff ahead of your acid stimulation jobs with inflatable systems. The Inflatable Straddle Acidizing Packer™ (ISAP™) is designed for precise delivery of acids and water control agents—targeting chemical delivery where you need it to help optimize your treatment and maximize production. You’ll also get reliable, robust lower zone water isolation from our range of thru-tubing permanent cement retainers, thru-tubing bridge plugs, and thru-tubing retrievable packers—all designed to improve your intervention operations without having to pull the completion.
  • Improve the efficiency of secondary recovery operations in your water injection wells with Inflow Control Devices (ICDs). When combined with an openhole packer for compartmentalization, ICDs improve water front conformance while preventing hot spots in both water injection and oil production wells.   

The Equalizer™ portfolio of ICDs offers a wide variety of designs to suit any operation requirement for pure water or water with polymer additives injection. Equalizers integrated to different types of sand screens can meet any sand or debris exclusion requirement. And deploying Equalizers with sand screens offers an excellent option to enhance the operational flexibility of primary and secondary recovery schemes.

You’ll also get assured water cut reductions, while maintaining hydrocarbon production, with solutions that include a full range of polymers, resins, surfactant blends, cements, and other chemicals.

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