In an effort to improve the production of heavy oil, an operator in Colombia installed the first heater cable in Colombia. This cable is manufactured with a technology similar to the power cables used in ESP systems, the cable have specific design to generate heat in the bottom of hole. The principle of this cable is passing the electric current through a conductor to generate internal collisions of ions. These collisions transform the energy in heat; this heat is transferred to the fluid and well formation to reduce the viscosity fluid to permit the fluid mobility into the tubing.

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