This test is an encouraging sign that companies like IPT Well Solutions are making real progress in finding ways to reduce the impact of hydraulic fracturing.
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GOLDEN, CO, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracing,” is a technique used in the oil and gas industry to extract resources from the ground. It involves injecting a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals into a well to create fractures in the rock and release oil and gas. While it is a useful tool for accessing energy resources, it also has the potential to affect the environment if not properly managed and controlled. That’s why companies like IPT Well Solutions are always looking for ways to make the process safer and more environmentally friendly.
Recently, IPT Well Solutions conducted testing of a new, environmentally friendly acid during frac operations for GMT Exploration in the DJ basin. The test took place on a 2.5 mile lateral well aimed at improving efficiency, minimizing any environmental impact, and reducing costs. The use of this acid in this test can be safely used during selected stages closer to perforations.
The test compared the acid alternative to standard hydrochloric acid commonly used in frac operations. The team used standard acid for 20 stages, then switched to a new acid alternative for 23 stages, and finally returned to standard acid for the remaining 17 stages. While there were some initial difficulties in the proper use of the acid alternative, the test showed that it reduced the stage pump time and had no negative effect on the performance of the treatment. It also leads to less pad requirements, as it does not need to be removed from the surface to start frac operations.
IPT Well Solutions discovered that the benefits of alternative acids don’t stop at reducing the environmental footprint, it also found significant reductions in operating costs. As a result of this success, GMT Exploration plans to continue using this product in the future with the help of stimulation experts at IPT Well Solutions. The IPT Team is dedicated to finding industrial solutions that improve efficiency, reduce costs, and have a positive impact on the environment.
The success of this trial is an encouraging sign that companies like IPT Well Solutions are making real progress in finding ways to reduce the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing operations while still accessing energy resources that are so important to our modern way of life. . It also highlights the potential for acid alternatives to be used more widely in the industry, as a way to reduce costs and environmental impact while maintaining high levels of completion efficiency. The results of this test were presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Conference as part of SPE 204153, and have been replicated in several US basins. GMT Exploration and IPT Well Solutions expect to see this trend continue, as the use of acid alternatives becomes more widespread in the industry.
If you want to know more about this alternative to acid and the safety measures taken to minimize any negative impact on the environment, consider contacting companies like IPT Well Solutions. They are always available to answer questions and share more about their commitment to safety and responsibility in their operations.
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