Nitrogen is one of the most commonly used materials in the oilfield and can be used for well operations run in conjunction with Coiled Tubing. Importantly, Nitrogen is an inert gas and does not mix with fluids or oils and can therefore be used to lighten a fluid column and the associated hydrostatic pressure. Nitrogen is stored and transported to the well location in a liquid phase using specifically designed and certified Cryogenic tanks.
The most common Nitrogen applications performed at Smape include:
Well unloading with Coiled Tubing