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WellBoost™ 402 Foamer Increases Gas Production by Almost 60%


  • Increased gas production by almost 60%, from an average of 250 Mscfd to an average of 628 Mscfd
  • Eliminated fluctuations in production
  • Increased the amount of liquid removed from the wellbore without water quality issues 


An operator in the Haynesville Shale, USA, was experiencing large fluctuations in gas production, averaging just 250 Mscfd. Additionally, the well was slugging and the incumbent chemical supplier was unable to provide a solution suitable to the operator.

Clariant Oil Services was contacted by the operator and asked to provide a chemical foamer program that would both stabilize production (eliminate fluctuations in production) and increase gas production. After a system analysis and product testing, Clariant Oil Services recommended its WellBoost 402 technology, a multi-functional product of foamer surfactant, scale inhibitor and corrosion inhibitor.

Innovation and Value Delivered

WellBoost 402 was applied at 7 gallons per day, and the average well production rate quickly increased to 628 Mscfd. Additionally, the WellBoost 402 technology eliminated the large fluctuations in production by removing more fluid from the wellbore (see Figure 1). The operator, pleased with the results, switched chemical providers, and Clariant Oil Services has been successfully treating the well ever since.


Clariant Oil Services’ 5- step gas well deliquification process, which is continually applied by our deliquification experts to ensure all relevant factors are considered and the most appropriate treatment identified for each individual gas well, ensures the most suitable chemical and injection rate is administered to optimize production. This custom level of service helps customers discover their gas well’s full potential.


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