gas stimulation

gas stimulation

[¦gas ‚stim·yə′lā·shən]
(petroleum engineering)
The detonation of a nuclear explosive in the strata of a natural-gas field to make the gas flow more freely.
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3-D seismic surveys, a horizontal Bakken formation program employing NAEG's cutting edge oil & gas perforation and proprietary, down-hole oil & gas stimulation technology all are planned for 2007 on NAEG's Bakken wells in the Williston Basin.
The company's entry into the oil and gas stimulation market also provides a springboard for future expansion into other high-value specialty materials used by the oil and gas services industry.
Current plans include continued swabbing, establishing production rates and enhancing coal seams with nitrogen gas stimulation through a Halliburton coiled tubing unit.
Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, our current plans include continued swabbing, establishing production rates and enhancing coal seams with nitrogen gas stimulation through a Halliburton coiled tubing unit; that the well will also be nitrogen stimulated in a total of twelve individual coal seams during these completion and testing operations scheduled to commence March 8, 2006; that we see encouraging first stage results.
We show that the observed microseismicity is consistent with microseismicity usually observed in the North American shale gas stimulations.