Northside: The Unexpected Rheological Behavior of Borate-Crosslinked Gels (SPE 140400)

Speaker: Kevin England
Speaker Kevin England
Advisor - Fracturing Schlumberger Kevin England has over 26 years of experience in the industry primarily in pressure pumping services in a variety of operational and technical positions. Kevin holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Institut ...

Advisor - Fracturing
Schlumberger





Kevin England has over 26 years of experience in the industry primarily in pressure pumping services in a variety of operational and technical positions. Kevin holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Français du Pétrol. He is currently an advisor for the Stimulation Fluids Engineering group in Sugar Land.


Full Description
Borate-crosslinked polymeric fluids have been used for hydraulic fracturing treatments for more than forty years.  The knowledge of fracturing fluid viscosity behavior is one of the most important pieces of input data for hydraulic fracturing treatment design and evaluation.
It has recently been discovered that pumping pressures encountered during hydraulic fracturing treatments can materially reduce the viscosity of a borate-crosslinked fluid.  The loss in viscosity, depending on fluid formulation, temperature, and pressure can range from nothing to significant, resulting in a fluid with the viscosity of the uncrosslinked polymer solution (linear gel). This presentation highlights the results of recent testing of a variety of aqueous-based fracturing fluid systems along with detailed results for various borate-crosslinked fluids commonly commercially available.

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When?

Tue, Dec. 13, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase
Houston, TX 77060
USA

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