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Proven innovative technology
GASFRAC has developed an innovative closed stimulation process and injection method, utilizing gelled LPG rather than conventional frac fluids.
The LPG used in the closed GASFRAC system is primarily propane, C3H8, a naturally occurring hydrocarbon that is non-damaging to the formation.
Our LPG gel properties include: low surface tension, low viscosity, low density, along with solubility within naturally occurring reservoir hydrocarbons—all of which when added together, create more effective fracture lengths, enabling higher initial and long term production of the well. Another added advantage facilitated through our LPG process, is the ability to evenly distribute proppant with our gelled slurry during pumping, thereby decreasing the chance of proppant settling in the formations. Our gel can generate a higher pay zone height throughout pumping and subsequent long-term production.
Our waterless method increases initial production rates, helping establish production much sooner than traditional fracturing methods.
Since our gel regains permeability with the hydrocarbons we stimulate, we have the ability to recover 100% of the fracturing fluids within days of stimulation. This creates economic and environmental benefits reducing clean-up, waste disposal and post-job truck traffic, while creating higher initial production levels. It is a true WIN-WIN.
We have also created a series of automated safeguards and remotely operated modules to safely conduct the process from a remote command unit.