from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To impregnate with acid; acidify.
- v. To treat a limestone or sandstone formation with HCl or HF to enlarge its void spaces (petroleum geology).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat with an acid; render acid.
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As the old WESTERN Oil Services oil service company said in the old TV commericals in the Late 1970, If you have a oil & gas well, call us and we can fix cemment, frac , acidize ect.
Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating pumping and bleeding equipment to cement, acidize, and fracture oil and gas wells.
Once complete, this will enable us to acidize the well with a solution of 4,000 gallons of 15% Hydrochloric Acid, as well as acid solvent, iron control, acid inhibitor, surfactant, and sulfide control which will be pumped into the well.
If you want to acidize a well, you call Europe and you get something shipped out of Europe with a mobilization charge that's in the hundreds of thousands of Euros.