Clariant surfactant increases fracking fluid flowback to 87%
Published: Monday, 31 August 2015
As the oil glut continues into the second half of 2015, companies such as Clariant are working on innovative solutions so that E&P firms, which are opting to delay or cancel projects in the wake of low prices, can get more from existing drilling ventures.
Speciality chemicals producer Clariant has launched
Hostafrac SF, a chemical additive for use in hydraulic
fracturing (fracking), which the company says enables faster
and more efficient return of fracking fluid.
The sugar-based surfactant lowers the surface and interface
tension of fracking fluid to increase flowback rates and lower