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 SLICK STICKS or SUPER FOAM 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 SLICK STICKS or SUPER FOAM STICKS to foam the water and kick-off the well.