Stepan Oilfield Solutions to Present Novel Foams for High-Temperature Applications at ADIPEC, Nov. 13 – 16 in Abu Dhabi

Stepan Oilfield Solutions, a market vertical within Stepan Company, will be presenting on its development of novel foams for high temperature steam applications at the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), Nov. 13 – 16 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Stepan Oilfield Solutions has also partnered with Interface Fluidics Laboratory to develop a new screening technology that enables operators to check chemical additives before a field trial. The paper on this study will be presented at the show as well. 

microfluidics Rapid Microfluidic Analysis of Thermal Foam Stability at 250°C  

Session No. 18
New and Emerging Technology
Paper No. 188895
Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
Capital Suite 7

Tom de Haas, Interface Fluidics Laboratory co-founder, and Bo Bao, Ph.D., will present on a novel microfluidic method for rapidly screening foaming agents at reservoir-relevant pressures and temperatures. This study aims to provide operators with a tool that can rapidly screen chemical additives before conducting a field pilot. Oilfield Solutions R&D Manager Aaron Sanders, Ph.D., co-authored the paper.  

This study demonstrates a novel approach to screening thermal foams and describes the pore-scale mechanism of foam degradation at temperature. This is the first study showing visual evidence of how thermal foams perform at reservoir-relevant temperatures and pressures (250°C and 5 MPa). Visit Interface Fluidics Laboratory in Hall 2, booth 2455.

Novel Foams for High Temperature Steam 

Session No. 67  
EOR Planning and Piloting
Paper No. 1888682
Nov. 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Capital Suite 5

Dr. Sanders will present on the development of novel foaming agents for high temperature steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) applications. The paper addresses a new class of high temperature foamers that extend the current range of cost-effective foaming agents for SAGD applications. These foams represent another tool available to service companies and operators for solving issues in the field. Potential applications for high temperature foams will be discussed in light of the results.

Along with attending these presentations, Stepan Oilfield Solutions invites attendees to visit booth 7475 where they can discuss challenges and insights with Stepan Oilfield Solutions’ business, sales and R&D team members from the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific.

A leader in oilfield surfactants for conventional and unconventional oil and gas recovery, Stepan Oilfield Solutions focuses on delivering surfactant science into all areas of the upstream sector — drilling, cementing, completions, hydraulic fracturing production and IOR/EOR. Stepan Oilfield Solutions welcomes inquiries from the oil and gas market, and members of the press. If you would like further information, please email or visit