Gas Sticks are water-soluble solid sticks designed to generate gas and provide agitation energy to the foaming agent in a totally dead watered-up gas wells. The GAS STICK is a water soluble tube containing a surfactant foamer and a gas producing agent.
Gas Sticks are primarily used to produce gas to help de-watering of gas wells, kicking off dead wells, and other areas involving foam and agitation. Although a small amount of foam will be produced by the Gas Sticks, it is recommended to pre-treat with Clearstick 505 or GR100 Gel Sticks to provide more foam. The creation of foam reduces the hydrostatic back pressure on the formation. Then the natural gas can break through from the formation and kick off the well.
Gas Sticks are unique since the. sticks produce gas and some foam as the stick dissolves. The stick does not depend upon natural gas production to agitate the foaming agent to produce foam. Some water is necessary for the Gas Sticks to produce gas.
Gas Sticks are very economical (as compared to conventional swabbing costs). Gas Sticks should be used as a last resort before having to call out a swabbing unit to swab a dead well. If the well is producing a small volume of natural gas, it is recommended to use Clearsticks 505 or GR100 Gel Sticks to foam the water and kick-off the well.
The number of sticks is based on the volume of water above the perforations to be agitated. Field tests indicate that the best results were achieved by using a larger initial slug treatment of 1/2 to 1 percent by weight of Gas Sticks to the fluid above the perforations. A treatment of 1/2 to 1 percent by weight would require 1.7 lb to 3.50 lb of stick per BBL of water to be agitated. Often agitating the top one-half portion of the water column may create enough gas and foam to kick-off the well. For best results use Clearsticks 505 or GR100 Gel Sticks along with Gas Sticks.
Junior (1 1/4″ x 18″)
2 to 4 sticks per 1 bbl of water
36 per box