The fundamental principle that governs the development of ecorpStim stimulation technologies is the constant search for cleaner, more sustainable yet efficient and cost effective systems to produce unconventional resources, and more especially natural gas from shale.
The 3 stimulation systems that we have developed so far are based on exactly the same pattern: they don’t use a single drop of water and no chemical additives whatsoever. The stimulation fluid is made of naturally occurring components of natural gas, either propane (or a fluorinated form of propane) or a selection of other light alkanes. The use of a reservoir fluid increases the production of the well, compared with water in traditional hydraulic fracturing.
We are constantly striving to refine and improve our technologies to adjust to all kinds of geological, geographical, operational and economic constraints.
After having developed Pure Propane Stimulation (PPS) in 2012, we have proposed a non-flammable version of this technology (NFP) in 2013, using heptafluoropropane instead of regular propane. In 2015, we developed Light Alkanes Stimulation (LAS) which is nonflammable, more flexible than PPS at a technical level, and which can be used in a broader variety of geological and operational conditions.
These 3 technologies perfectly complement each other.