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VisLinkThe industry’s first fluid system that combines the advantages of slickwater and guar-based systems in hydraulic fracturing

For decades, companies have pursued chemical technologies to help maximize production and reduce costs. Slickwater fracs were reintroduced as a less expensive, less damaging alternative to conventional crosslinked gel treatments. Now, hybrid fracs (slickwater/guar) are used to improve proppant transport over slickwater. VisLink  accomplishes both in a single chemistry

Holders of many pivotal industry patents, Innospec Oilfield Services (IOS) veteran chemists developed the VisLink system for a South Texas customer seeking a more effective crosslinker system—one that would maintain proppant transports while lowering guar loadings to help decrease polymer damage and reduce costs.

When properly formulated, VisLink™  is proven to provide a host of advantages, including:

  • Fewer chemicals needed for equal results
  • Controls friction pressure for high-rate applications
  • Enhances fracture width development and growth
  • Excellent proppant transport; better proppant carry capacity than slickwater
  • Less damaging than conventional cross-linked fracturing fluid

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