The Texas Star Stick is a water soluble soap stick containing a combination of surfactants and a friction reducer. Natural gas bubbling through the fluid column interacts with the surfactants and friction reducer producing a heavy long lasting foam that lightens the hydrostatic back pressure allowing the well to unload. The Texas Star Stick works especially well in South Texas wells with less than 50% hydrocarbon content.
The Texas Star can be dropped down the tubing of the gas well and allowed to fall and dissolve in the fluid. When possible, the well should be shut in to give the stick time to dissolve in the fluid and for the well to build bottom hole pressure to assist in unloading the fluid. If shutting in the well is not possible, the sticks can be dropped with a minimum of 45 seconds of shut in time to allow the stick to contact the top of the fluid column. When the well is brought back on line, only open the master valve approximately 25% until fluid starts to unload and then slowly continue to opening it fully.
Field tests indicate that the best results were achieved by using a larger initial slug treatment of ½ to 1 percent by weight of TEXAS Star Sticks to water above the perforations. A treatment of ½ to 1 percent by weight would require approximately 1.75 to 3.50 lb. of stick per bbl. of water.
|Color||Red||Solubility in Water||100%|
|pH||6.8-8.3||Solubility in Brine||100%|
|Specific Gravity||1.11||Solubility in Crude||Insoluble|
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.