SurgiTech is an oil and gas service company focused on providing game-changing technologies and products to market for enhancing production from marginal or “Stripper” wells.
Our Nitro-Dyne® process can be used for the following:
Well Clean Out: Completely cleaning wellbore and rat hole and gas lifting debris to surface.
Well Stimulation: Using our hot, CO2/N2 gas combined with a plant-based solvent vapor.
Hot Oil Replacement: Repair damage in Near & Extended Wellbore without using oil.
Paraffin Treatments: Remove paraffin outside the wellbore.
Paraffin Cleanouts: Clean wellbore, tubing, flow lines & tank.
Clean Pipelines: Use either as an oxygen-free gas for hot work or use to “steam clean” without steam.
Clean Tank Bottoms: Clean production tanks quickly and economically.
How much does it cost to test an oil well?
In this climate of low commodity prices, operators are looking for every opportunity to reduce expenses. Every well is different, so contact us and we’ll work up pricing with you. A full cleanout is recommended prior to treating the reservoir. The operator is responsible for pulling their pump and supplying a frac tank for any waste material that is gas lifted from the well. Once the wells are back online, production is monitored for a month or more and then a comprehensive workover plan is put together with the operator if results warrant the expense.
What is your engagement model?
While SurgiTech does provide the Nitro-Dyne® process in a fee for service model, many operators ask if we would be interested in production sharing in return for executing a comprehensive workover and re-vitalization program for their assets. We are open to any engagement model that makes financial sense for both parties. We would be happy to discuss options with you.
How much does Nitro-Dyne® Equipment Cost?
Our cost of building a Nitro-Dyne® Unit ranges between $900,000 and $1,500,000, depending on the pressure and ANSI ratings required.
What is your track record for increasing oil production? How much can Nitro-Dyne® technology increase my production?
The company that originally invented the Nitro-Dyne® process, claims to have treated over 1000 wells since 2011. Of those wells, 10% did not respond to the treatment, usually due to an inability to inject treatment gas into the formation, while 80% of the wells experienced an increase in daily production between 100% and 700%. The remaining 10% of the wells experienced a 700% or more increase in production.
Due to the heterogeneous nature of subsurface reservoirs, there can be significant variation in results between fields and within a single field. As a rule of thumb, wells that were good producers early in their lives, generally respond better than wells which were never stars. Also, older wells with significant pressure depletion, seem to respond well due to the fact that they allow us to inject larger volumes or treatment gas & plant based solvent.
The image below shows a production chart for a group of 9 wells spread across 3 fields in Pennsylvania. You can see that the 5 Venango county wells responded the best and that the average production rate is leveling off after 3 months at a rate that is about double the pre-treatment average. The Forrest data is from a single newer well that didn’t take much gas volume and wasn’t cleaned prior to treating.
The Warren wells were so paraffin choked that the service company was unable to obtain circulation with their gas mixture. Wells in that field have subsequently been worked over with a high-pressure cleaning tool which was able to remove the paraffin plugs and prepare the wells for future gas/solvent treatments.
What are the risks for an Operator?
In the Nitro-Dyne® process, both heat and pressure are applied to your well and reservoir. Wells with severe casing corrosion have been known to demonstrate leaks when the process begins. The holes already exist, they are just highlighted when the pressure is applied to the wellbore.