Well Stimulation Using Safe Proprietary Custom Solid Rocket Propellant
Our disruptive patent-pending technology solution leverages proven propellant stimulation techniques.
Economically-Efficient and Environmentally-Friendly
|1||Water Requirement||Only existing well bore fluids||Average of 5 million gallons/well|
|2||Fracture Length||Up to 30 m||Up to 30 m|
|3||Fracture Pattern||4-8 radial fractures||2 radially opposed fractures|
|4||Peak Pressure||40,000 PSI||Minimum pressure (~5,000 PSI) to overcome overburden on the formation|
|5||Pressure Event Duration||Up to 20 seconds||10 - 100 minutes|
|6||Proppant Requirement||Self-propping||2,500,000 – 20,000,000 pounds of sand / well|
|7||Applications||New wells, re-entries and damaged completions||New wells, re-entries (with specialized casing)|
|8||On Site Personnel||2 - 3||20-30+|
|9||Equipment||2 Units||Multiple pumpers, mixers, storage and water tanks|
|10||Logistics||Same day logistics, well insertion, and back in operation||Complex logistical setup, then operationally multiple hours or even days|
Mechanics of Propellant vs Conventional Fracture Propagation
Fracturing with solid rocket propellant uses similar principles as conventional fracturing: exert tremendous pressure in order to break rock. However, rather than pumping water from the surface to create pressure, propellant fracturing generates high-pressure gases through the controlled burn of solid rocket propellant.
Despite the apparent similarities in methodology, the different time-scales involved with each approach lead to a significant difference in the mechanics of fracture propagation.
Our Patent-pending Tool
Our tool contains state of art technology to isolate the high pressure created by the exhaust gases generated due to the deflagration of solid rocket fuel to the zone of interest. To enable these gases at very high pressure to propagate into the zone of interest and stimulate the reservoir