SLICK A Sticks are water-soluble sticks containing a combination of surfactants and friction reducer. Natural gas bubbling through the water-column, surfactants, and friction reducer produces foam which can help remove water from watered-up gas wells. SLICK A Sticks work especially well in waters with chloride levels below 20,000 ppm and that have a low hydrocarbon content.


SLICK A Sticks foaming action decreases the hydrostatic back-pressure which increases gas production that further enhances the foaming action until the well unloads. SLICK A Sticks can be used to increase the swabbing efficiency and life of swab cups. SLICK A Sticks contain a very slick friction reducer. The extremely slick coating along with the foaming action increases efficiency and life of the swab cups and allows the well to flow easier. The perforations are often cleaned as a result of the surfactants and swabbing action.


The number of SLICK A Sticks to be used is based on the volume of water above the perforations. Field test indicate that the best results were achieved by using a larger initial slug treatment of 1/2 to 1 percent by weight of SLICK A Sticks to water above the perforations. A treatment of 1/2 to 1 percent by weight would require approximately 1.75 to 3.50 lbs of stick per BBL of fluid.


FormSolidMelt Point122f
ColorYellowSolubility in Water100%
pH3-4Solubility 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.