Publications
A Comprehensive Solution by SST Group for Heating of Oil Wells with Viscous and Waxy Oils Preventing Asphalt, Resin, and Paraffin Deposition

Michael Strupinskiy
Industrial and Domestic Electric Heating Systems magazine
December, 2016


The first article devoted to Stream Tracer™ downhole heating technology was published in Industrial and Domestic Electric Heating Systems magazine and based on the report for the Annual Advanced Subsea Power & Heating Cables for Oil & Gas Industry Forum, hold in Oslo in September, 2016.

The author describes the main challenges that oil & gas operators have to face. Among them problems of paraffin deposits, hydrate plug prevention, solutions with lower OPEX and minimum power consumption were mentioned. Comparing all the existing methods of heating the wellbores, the author has come to the conclusion that a heating cable with a power output variable by length was the basis of energy effective protection of wells from paraffin deposits. SST Group specialists were the first in the world who developed and patented the solution for downhole heating based on flexible skin-heater.


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SST Group New Development for Downstream Reduces Energy Consumption for 50%

SST Group
Exposition Oil & Gas magazine
September, 2017


The publication summarizes the key advantages of Stream Tracer™, a new system for down hole heating developed by the global leader SST Group. The solution is based on revolutionary heater — a modified skin effect. The company designed a complex for its smooth installation into wellbore. The main advantage of the technology is over 50% savings in energy consumption and safe operation with no special mechanical protection.

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Energy Efficient Operation of Oil Wells

Michael Strupinskiy
Oil & Gas Russia Journal
December, 2017


The article describes a method to protect oil wells from asphaltene-resin-paraffin deposits (ARPDs) — paraffin and tar deposits which build up on the tubing walls in the upper portion of the borehole. The solution is based on a flexible self-supporting skin-heater cable solution. Pilot testing has demonstrated a steady increase in the temperature of the oil at the wellhead from +7 to +22.5°С, which prevented the formation of downhole ARPDs and ensured a stable flow rate.

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Arctic Technologies: Innovative Solutions For Real-time Development Of Oil Fields

Sergey Malakhov
Neftegaz Offshore magazine
May, 2018

The article talks about the importance of the Arctic in the part of offshore stocks of hydrocarbons. The region has many stocks, but they are to be extracted and transported in a harsh environment. In connection with this, one of the most relevant problems currently is the fact that at great depth pumped liquid in pipelines can change its state under the influence of low temperatures or simply freeze. SST Group supplies individual technological solutions of efficient heating for offshore ice-resistant fixed platforms and submarine pipelines.

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A Comprehensive Solution For Heating Oil Wells With Viscous And Paraffinic Oils To Prevent Wax Precipitation

Anton Postnikov
Drilling and Oil magazine
December, 2018

This article is devoted to a new solution of SST Group – Stream Tracer™ system based on a flexible heater with the power output varying along its length. The technological solution ensures protection of oil wells from asphaltene-resin-paraffin deposits (ARPDs). Stream Tracer™ allows to increase the turnaround time of the well, improve energy efficiency, and thus, reduce the well operation costs and negative impact on the environment. This solution consumes 50% less energy than any other system based on series-resistance cables.

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Heating Northern Oil: State-of-the-art Technology For Control Of Wax Deposition

Sergey Malakhov
Drilling and Oil magazine
October, 2019

This article presents solutions by SST Group, designed to improve the efficiency of oil production and transportation in northern regions. The company produces all types of heating systems to protect Northern Oil. Self-regulating heating cables are essential at the short length. The pipelines up to 60 km are heated by skin effect-based systems. For downhole heating SST Group has developed an innovative Stream Tracer™ technology with a unique heater that can vary its power output according to heat losses of the fluid.

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