OIL FOAM STICKS™ are primarily used to increase gas production by removing condensate and water from gas-condensate wells. The foaming action decreases the hydrostatic back-pressure which increases gas production which further enhances the foaming action until the well unloads. Some water must be present to enhance the OIL FOAM STICKS™ foaming action in wells with BHT less than 130ºF.
OIL FOAM STICKS™ are recommended only when over 75% of fluid column is composed of condensate. If the fluid column contains over 25% water, it is recommended to use SLICK STICKS™ only or a combination of both OIL FOAM STICKS™ and SLICK STICKS™ to be more effective in removing the fluid.
OIL FOAM STICKS™ can be used to increase the swabbing efficiency and life of swab cups. The slick coating and foaming action increases efficiency of the swab and extends the life of swab cups. The perforations are often cleaned as a result of the detergent and swabbing action.