Innospec’s liquid FR delivers performance, safety and versatility that’s equal or better than dry FRs—without the downsides
Over the past several years, service companies and operators have increasingly switched from liquid friction reducers to either dry powder friction reducers or dry polymer powder (dry-on-the-fly) treatments. They’ve done so to reduce over-the-road transport of large amounts of liquid, improve proppant transport deeper into the reservoir, and experience dry FRs’ touted superior performance over liquid friction reducers—especially in a wide range of high brine waters.
In spite of all these benefits, however, there are still added expenses, as well as an increase to the overall footprint on location.
While operationally simplistic, dry friction reducers require a separate mixing trailer on location. These dry units can range in price from $250K to $500K each in capital investment from the service company. For these companies to recoup that cost, it is passed along to the operator. And the additional costs don’t end there. There is the expense of additional personnel needed to run the equipment. And the separate mixing trailer and pneumatic trailer used to transport and store the dry friction reducer also require a large amount of footprint on what is already a tight site footprint.
Introducing Innospec’s HiRate™ Plus 1295, the liquid FR that delivers performance, safety and versatility that’s equal or better than dry FRs—without a large site footprint, costly dry FR mixing trailer and accompanying personnel, and none of the unmovable/caking issues or pump cavitation you find with dry FRs.