Stimulation tube restores production in Gulf of Mexico gas well

An oxidizer-based tool successfully restored gas production from a Unocal Corp. well in Gulf of Mexico Brazos Block A105, according to the service provider Expro International Group PLC (Expro). It said the job increased production from no production to a stable 4 MMscfd flow rate, with rates as high as 5 MMscfd observed. Click here to enlarge imageExpro's StimTube process for reservoir stimulation detonates a potassium perchlorate oxidizer that can generate large volumes of high-pressure gas, as much as 20,000 psi at the reservoir face (Fig. 1).It said these high-pressure gas pulses effectively break down perforations, initiate fractures, and eliminate near wellbore damage.Tool appl...

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