Bulk Scale Analysis (BSA) is now delivered as a commercial service to major companies in Norway. The analysis provides a tool used for optimizing scale treatment program. Effective use of the BSA data can save operators large cost in unnecessary squeeze operations without any risk for well failure.
The analysis is a low cost monitoring which is based on filtering of a small amount of water offshore. The filters are analyzed by use of SEM / EDX, so that both type scale type, amount and scale crystal morphology is measured. A low turnaround time is kept to ensure that updated data can be used in the scale management decisions. The results are provided as tailor made reports in an online database where well by well trending is performed.