Deep Skin Damage Removal Using EcoSyn®-174
What is it?
EcoSyn®-174 is a safe yet functional replacement for traditional inhibited hydrochloric acid (HCL) and other commonly used oilfield acid treatments. It is a man-made product that has dissolution properties similar to HCl, but without the high rates of corrosion and reactivity.
How it works
EcoSyn®-174 can be used in traditional stimulation methods, such as acid fracs or squeezes, but is tailored for ultra-deep skin damage removal using SurgiTech’s NitroDyne® gas delivery process.
Using the NitoDyne® process, EcoSyn®-174 synthetic acid is converted from a liquid to a fog or atomized droplets which are then carried downhole using our high-velocity, hot, inert treatment gas. The treatment gas is injected at 2-3 times the velocity of typical frac rates and carries EcoSyn®-174 to the rock face where the resulting low-viscosity gas and acid mixture can more easily penetrate the pore space.
With EcoSyn®-174 having a slower spend rate than HCL, the acid can be placed deeper into the pore space before fully reacting. This allows clients to reach virgin pore space where the product can have the greatest impact on oil & gas production.
EcoSyn®-174 is non-regulated by US DOT, Canadian TDG, and carries a triple zero hazardous materials information system score. It is 100% biodegradable and safe with most metals, piping, and pumping equipment.
With it’s extremely low reactivity with bare steel, wireline and coiled tubing vendors many times waive acid corrosion surcharges when using the product. While the chemical benefits of EcoSyn®-174 are quite attractive, it’s HS&E characteristics are also very compelling. Unlike HCL and other acids, EcoSyn®-174 will not cause chemical burns.
The product has a very high vapor pressure so damage from inhalation of vapors is all but eliminated. Clients like using the product because their employees and equipment are safe from injury and damage.
- Non-destructive to skin or eyes
- Optimal performance in fracs, SWD wells,
injection wells, spearhead treatments, bullhead treatments and cement remediation
- Safe with most metals, piping, and pumping equipment
- No organic acid required
- No additional corrosion inhibitor required except in high-temperature application