Blowout Stick


Blowout Sticks are water-soluble sticks containing a combination of surfactants and are primarily used to remove water from gas wells and increase gas production. Natural gas bubbling through the water-column and surfactants produces foam which decreases the hydrostatic back-pressure which increases gas production that further enhances the foaming action until the well unloads.


Blowout Sticks can be used to remove fluid from gas-condensate wells and flowing oil wells. For gas-condensate wells with more than 75% condensate, it is recommended to use Select Industries Oil Foam Stick in conjunction with Blowout Sticks. Blowout Sticks may also be used during swabbing to increase efficiency and life of swab cups. Blowout Sticks are used in water injection wells in combination with Select Industries ACID STICKSĀ® to help remove oil coating on scale allowing the ACID STICKSĀ® to react with the exposed scale.


The number of Blowout Sticks to be used is based on the volume of water above the perforations. 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 Blowout Sticks to water above the perforations. A treatment of 1/2 to 1 percent would require approximately 1.75 to 3.50 lbs of stick per BBL of water.


FormSolidMelt Point122f
ColorRedSolubility in Water100%
pH6.5-8Solubility in Brine100%
Specific Gravity1.11Solubility in CrudeInsoluble

Safety and Handling

Please review SDS prior to using this product. As with all industrial chemicals, contact with eyes or skin should be avoided. Wash thoroughly with water if contact with skin is made. Sticks should be stored in a cool dry place. Always remove stick from plastic bag or cardboard tube before using. Bag or tube can be used as a glove to avoid contact with hands.