Established in 2011, Blue Spark Energy is a privately-held oilfield services company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Blue Spark Energy’s WIRELINE APPLIED STIMULATION PULSING (WASP®) technology provides an innovative, efficient, low cost, low risk oil and gas well stimulation method that dramatically increases productivity with less impact on the environment.
The WASP® technology converts, compresses and discharges electrical energy as usable high-power hydraulic pulses to improve connectivity between the well bore and reservoir, with an average improvement of more than 200%.
Blue Spark Energy’s WASP® technology is proven to enhance oil and gas flow in new or poorly producing wells, recover reserves from non-producing wells, and increase flow in injector and disposal wells.
The WASP® technology is efficient, cost effective and has a lower environmental impact as it delivers rapid, high-power impulses at the precise depth where blockages exist which helps maintain wellbore integrity. Most operations are completed within one day, saving both time and money – the equipment is compact and only requires one technician to operate.
Used alone, WASP® technology does not require water, chemicals or explosives. However, WASP® technology can be used to complement other remediation methods whether chemical or mechanical.
Each hydraulic impulse is a high power shockwave travelling at more than 1,500 meters per second. This shockwave is followed by a 10,000psi high-pressure pulse. The shockwave opens existing fractures for the pulse to dislocate any blockage at any depth. WASP® can stimulate up to 4 meters per hour.
Since its inception, more than 50 companies around the world have successfully used WASP® to stimulate productivity in more than 200 oil wells.
Blue Spark Energy was named after the "blue spark" that occurs within the WASP® tool when the physical pulse is activated.