Powerful yet safe oxidizer & biocide which has multiple benefits in oil & gas applications.
What is it?
CLO2-3000® consists of a 3000ppm concentration of chlorine dioxide gas suspended in water which can be safely generated on-site or manufactured at one of SurgiTech’s regional offices and shipped to location. CLO2 is a powerful, EPA approved biocide which breaks down to simple salt water in the environment. .
How does it work?
CLO2-3000® works as a fast kill oxidizer which has been used to treat drinking water for decades.
CLO2-3000® can be used straight or diluted for topside applications like pipeline cleaning or injected into the reservoir to address and affect downhole issues such as: sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), iron sulfide scale, poisonous H2S gas and pore plugging biofilms.
The product can also be used as a frac water disinfectant, and is ideal for SWD well treatments. Bacteria and other organisms don’t build up a resistance to the product as with other biocides.
CLO2-3000® destroys downhole bacteria colonies and removes biofilms in wellbores, surface pipelines, and SWD injection wells. The product can be used to sterilize frac water prior to injection, acts as an H2S scavenger and is in minimally corrosive.
In the field, the product can be generated onsite using filtered, dirty water as feed water for the generation process. When combined with SurgiTech’s EcoSyn®-174 synthetic acid, the product acts to prevent iron sulfide scale from re-precipitating.
In standard HCL treatments, iron sulfide will re-form once the acid is spent and the PH rises above 2.0.
- Bio-degradable and breaks down into simple salt water
- Reduces oilfield corrosion issues
- Bacteria will not develop a resistance to CLO2-3000® as can happen with other chlorine-based biocides
- Because of it’s selectivity, CLO2-3000® can disinfect at concentrations that are up to 100 times lower than commonly used oilfield biocides.