Digital Solid State Propulsion
Digital Solid State Propulsion
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Oil & Gas

 

Green Safe Liquid Propellants for Well Stimulation

In 2013-15; as part of Shell’s Gamechanger program, DSSP developed a true pumpable liquid monopropellant that could penetrate and burn in the finest fracture systems, to maximize fracturing away from the well bore. Now our propellant based fracturing for harvesting unconventional deposits can remove the need for water or other fluids to initially stimulate the rock formation for production.  Unlike all other propellants, our patented liquid propellant is green and safe above ground, while providing the user with the highest energy density downhole. The importance of DSSP’s new energetics to the industry was recognized by Top 10 Innovation Awards from the Oil and Gas Innovation Center in 2010 and 2012. Our award-winning propellant technologies are greener, safer, more powerful, and controllable than any other energetics in the world. 

Why us, DSSP?  So, what was our founder Dr. Sawka doing in the 1990’s?  He was responsible for evaluating perchlorate toxicology and possible action levels of the massive groundwater contamination plumes, emanating from the Aerojet Sacramento facility in California and leaking into the Colorado River.   25 years later perchlorate are still highly toxic and the environment damage is still ever present in the news.

For DSSP, it’s all about having now developed completely new GREEN propellants, ballistics and logistics to eliminate the need for perchlorate based propellant in the oil and gas industry.  The oil and gas industry does not have to expand the use of toxic perchlorates, there is a much better alternate available from DSSP now.

(From left to right) One meter propellant tool loaded into plastic tube filled with water; propellant ignition along entire length; plastic tube rupture; full propellant combustion

(From left to right) One meter propellant tool loaded into plastic tube filled with water; propellant ignition along entire length; plastic tube rupture; full propellant combustion