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Gelling Agents

Gelling agents are the starting foundation for most traditional crosslinker fluid systems. Mixed with other components, these gelling agents provide fluid loss control, viscosity control, and proppant carrying capacity. Innospec Oilfield Services (IOS) has worked with guar vendors to select native and derivatized guar polymers.


The LFC suite of guar gum slurries consist of a 3540 grade, fast hydrating guar gum dispersed in refined mineral oil. These slurries are designed based on critical well parameters. To determine optimized loading, further laboratory testing is recommended.


The FracGel suite of fast hydrating, high viscosity guar powder is specifically designed for a wide range of formation conditions. Product selection and loading are determined through laboratory testing.