Rockwater Chemicals Expertise Being Applied to Shut-in Wells

May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, TX – May 7, 2020 – Rockwater Energy Solutions is working with operators to provide chemical solutions to minimize the impact of well shut-ins.  Market conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are forcing operators to respond by shutting-in wells that are marginally productive to prevent financial losses.  Future recovery from these shut-in wells may be impaired by this action.  Rockwater is addressing the challenge with fluid expertise that can help preserve and stimulate the assets until market conditions improve.

“Static fluids can do real damage to the wellbore, equipment and formation. By tailoring a preservation chemistry application, we can provide long-term protection of the formation face, improve wettability, and enhance fluids in the near wellbore,” said Lance Ingram, Vice President of Production Chemicals at Rockwater. “When properly treated, operators can bring these wells back online with the benefit of a stimulation treatment and potentially restore production quickly.”

Rockwater is providing these fluid systems, sometimes referred to as “pickling” in the industry, for their long-term preservation and stimulation benefits to the well.  Without properly treating the well prior to shutting-in, the well may be permanently damaged and the asset devalued or lost completely.  The company’s shut-in management solutions include chemistry designed to mitigate long-term wellbore damage from bacteria and corrosion.

“Operators are having to make tough choices in terms of maintenance of marginally productive wells, and shut-ins are becoming all too common,” said Paul Pistono Executive Vice President of Oilfield Chemicals for Rockwater.  “This solution builds on our unique perspective as a leading provider of completion chemistry as well as our understanding of the water lifecycle serviced by our parent company, Select Energy Services. With our shut-in package design, we can help the industry preserve and stimulate their wells at the same time.”