HOUSTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ecorpStim (eCORP Stimulation Technologies, LLC), a subsidiary of eCORP International, LLC, project developer and energy services supplier, is pleased to present in video Pure Propane Stimulation and the Company's most recent technological innovation: Non-Flammable Propane (NFP) Stimulation.
Eliminating the use of water and of all chemical additives, ecorpStim's technology offers a safe, clean, efficient and operational alternative to hydraulic fracturing.
Developed in 2013 by ecorpStim R&D team in Houston, Texas, non-flammable propane stimulation (NFP Stimulation) consists of using a fluorinated form of propane (heptafluoropropane) as a stimulation fluid. This option is expected to be operational and deployed in field demonstrations by the end of 2014.
This substance, also used as a propellant for asthma inhalers, removes the risk of flammability associated with regular propane, and presents no risk to human health.
Just like pure propane, heptafluoropropane is recovered in the gaseous form owing to natural heat and pressure release during production, and can be used repeatedly for further stimulation.
This closed-circuit process avoids the release of the gas into the atmosphere which is also essential to the economic viability of NFP-based stimulation operations.
Propane Stimulation presents many further benefits compared to hydraulic fracturing. Discover them on www.ecorpstim.com
Watch video here: https://vimeo.com/86634481
About eCORP Stimulation Technologies, LLC - The company ecorpStim (eCORP Stimulation Technologies, LLC) was created in 2012 to provide European countries, as well as those with limited water resources, with alternatives to hydraulic fracturing, based on pure home grade propane and without the use of chemicals, or on heptafluoropropane (in the case of NFP Stimulation). www.ecorpstim.com
About eCORP International, LLC - Founded in 1978, eCORP and its predecessor companies have extensive oil and gas experience including underground natural gas storage, natural gas transportation, enhanced oil recovery in conventional reservoirs using propane and butane, exploration for and production of conventional and unconventional (shale) reservoirs, electric power generation and marketing of electricity and gas. The company was an early mover in the Marcellus play in Pennsylvania and New York, USA and recognized its potential while developing its highly acclaimed Stagecoach Storage project in New York. The company has acquired multi-million prospective acreage positions internationally. The company's highly experienced management team expects to apply its broad background in hydrocarbon based development in deploying its field services fleet and related technologies in Europe, and globally, to develop its own portfolio, as well as selling its services to third parties as a standalone business unit. Stimulating with pure liquid propane, or heptafluoropropane, with low-density proppants provides an excellent vehicle for the company to introduce an environmentally sensitive technology to allay concerns about excessive usage of fresh water and potential aquifer contamination as the process uses no water and propane is a gas at ambient pressure and temperature. www.ecorpintl.com
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