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Nitrogen is an inert gas that can be used to reduce the hydrostatic pressure exerted by stimulation fluids. This minimizes the amount of fluid pumped into formation and enables rapid clean-up in low pressure reservoirs.

As a non-reactive gas, nitrogen can be used in a variety of ways to support pipelines and industrial facilities, including:

  • Displacement
  • Inerting
  • Helium leak testing
  • Pneumatic testing
  • Purging
  • Freeze plugs
  • Accelerated cooling
  • Blanketing
  • Catalyst handling support
  • Hot stripping and heating

Our engineering team has a deep understanding of the unique properties of nitrogen and combines this understanding with a number of flow models to help predict the bottomhole conditions of this compressible gas during treatments. Some of the technical tools used are:

  • Trican’s foam and N2 assist fracture design software allows us to predict the foam quality, rates and bottomhole pressures throughout fracturing treatments
  • Trican two-phase flow simulators calculate the pressures, rates and flow regime of nitrogen, or nitrogen combined with any fluid or foam as it travels through the wellbore
  • Trican's field handbook assists our customers and well-trained staff in calculating nitrogen conditions, pressures, etc. on location while a job is underway

We have designed a number of specialty nitrogen pumping units, which allow us to provide N2 services in any application. Our equipment is state-of-the-art, with modern electronics, motors and pumps. All equipment has an enclosed control cab that stores our computers and electronics and provides a safe, comfortable environment for our operators. Trican’s nitrogen units are used alone and in conjunction with our other service lines.

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