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Heavy Oil

Massive reserves, technical challenges, and huge rewards

Some of the world’s largest reserves are heavy oil reservoirs. With oil in place equal to the largest conventional oil fields in the Middle East, heavy oil reserves are found in more than 30 countries around the globe.

Our focus is improving the development and exploitation of deposits in existing heavy oil regions and increasing recovery from underdeveloped deposits. This requires balancing economics and reducing the energy requirements and environmental footprint of producing these reserves.

Modern sample analysis laboratories located around the world provide rapid, accurate rock and fluid property information

Heavy oil resources are twice those of conventional oil.

The main challenge of heavy oil is not finding the resources but in extracting, recovering, producing, and selling heavy crudes within often changing economic guidelines. To bring these extensive reserves into economic viability, all parameters, disciplines, and personnel need to be optimized to work in perfect sync for exceptional operations.

We have the expertise and technologies to cover all the reservoir, drilling, completions, and production bases and bring heavy oil recovery within practical reach.


Model reservoir geology and flow with expert interpretation and consulting.


Finite-element geomechanics simulator

Better understand geomechanical risks and optimize production.


High-resolution reservoir simulator

Gain new insight with high-resolution reservoir simulation.


Dynamic multiphase flow simulator

Use the industry-standard tool for dynamic multiphase flow simulation.

Reservoir Description

Plot out a target-by-target production strategy.

Reservoir Laboratories

Comprehensive physical and digital rock and fluid analysis services

Make timely reservoir decisions with accurate, precise results from our services, technologies, and expertise.


Geophysics expertise, seismic data, and digital capabilities

Accelerate hydrocarbon discovery throughout the life of the reservoir—from exploration through EOR.

Dielectric Scanner

Multifrequency dielectric dispersion service

Acquire measurements that speak volumes.

MR Scanner

Expert magnetic resonance service

Obtain NMR measurement of porosity, permeability, and fluid volumes independent of the rock matrix.


Crosswell seismic imaging service

Achieve seismic imaging at the reservoir scale.

Sonic Scanner

Acoustic scanning platform

Gain acoustic insight to anisotropy and formation geomechanics in wells at any angle.

Well Construction

Accurately place and construct your producer, injector, and monitor wells.

PeriScope Edge

Multilayer mapping-while-drilling service

Achieve the highest confidence for precision steering decisions in razor-thin reservoirs.


Thermally responsive cement system

Prevent cement failure with thermally responsive cement systems that expand and contract in high pressures and temperatures.


Maximize your project's value through its entire lifecycle.

REDA Hotline

High-temperature ESP motors

Increase production in heavy oil, gassy wells, and other extreme heat environments.

Progressing Cavity Pumps (PCPs)

Lower operating and capital costs

Efficiently handle high-sand-cut wells and high-viscosity fluids with lower power consumption than other lift methods.

Third-Generation REDA HPS

Horizontal multistage surface pumping system

For oil and gas; mine dewatering; carbon capture, utilization, and storage; and geothermal energy applications.

WellWatcher BriteBlue HT

High-temperature multimode DTS fiber

Enhance production management with reservoir surveillance in wells up to 572 degF [300 degC] and with hydrogen.

Liner Hangers

Improved well construction efficiency

Enhance well integrity in applications from deepwater to land with cemented, uncemented, and expandable liner hangers.

Sand Screens and Inflow Control Devices (ICDs)

Versatile, robust, reliable technology for sand control

Optimize your sand control completion with robust, fit-for-purpose sand screens and inflow control devices.

Production Optimization

Manage data, simulation, and equipment for ongoing operational optimization.

Oil and Gas Production Chemicals and Services

Maximize production from reservoir to refinery

Improve and assure production more safely with chemistry technologies, software, and mechanical solutions.

Surface Multiphase Flowmetering

Real-time multiphase flow rate measurement

Accurately measure the full spectrum of multiphase flow rates while monitoring and evaluating production in real time with a compact flowmeter specifically designed for topside and land applications.

Production Management

Develop and comanage your assets

Partner with us for new and mature field development with fit-for-purpose strategic commercial engagements.

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