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Trican’s Synthetic Acid is a safer alternative to traditional hydrochloric or organic acids used in a variety of oilfield applications and general remediation treatments. In addition to being economical, our Synthetic Acid is non-volatile, slow reacting, and safe to handle and transport, especially when compared to typical hydrochloric acid (HCl) solutions. Trican’s Synthetic Acid also exhibits low reactivity with metals, resulting in extremely low corrosion rates. Our current suite of acid additives (acid inhibitors, iron controls, demulsifiers, etc.), are compatible with our synthetic acid, making this option an easy choice. Trican will tailor the selection and concentration of additives to the conditions of your formation and the requirements of the job, ensuring the effectiveness and economy of the blend.

Trican Synthetic Acid improves access to the formation, given that it reacts about 20% slower than HCl, allowing for enhanced penetration during squeeze treatments. Synthetic Acid is available in varying strengths from 5% to 60%. A 45% solution of Synthetic Acid has the equivalent dissolving power of 15% HCl. The effective working temperature of Synthetic Acid is limited to 90°C (194°F).

Trican Synthetic Acid Advantages

  • Applications: Fracture spearheads, pickles, matrix squeezes, annular soaking, injection and disposal wells, industrial services cleaning – basically anywhere acid is used
  • Safety: Non-volatile. Much safer to transport and handle than traditional HCl based packages (see MSDS for detailed handling instructions)
  • Corrosiveness: Significantly lower corrosiveness than HCl or organic acids
  • Power to dissolve: Effective at dissolving calcium carbonate based scales and reservoir material
  • Reaction rate: Approximately 20% slower reaction rate than traditional HCl treatments, allowing for deeper penetration of squeeze treatments
  • Compatibility: Compatible with Trican’s surfactants, demulsifiers, corrosion inhibitors and iron control agents, optimized to a specific case