Reduce friction and optimize viscosity for effective stimulation treatments

FightR friction reducers effectively reduce friction and provide viscosity, which leads to efficient and successful stimulation treatments. Friction reducers play a critical role in fracture operations because they reduce resistance between the fluid, the wellbore, and the fractured formation. They help overcome the resistance encountered during fluid injection, which creates longer, more extensive fractures. By using products that have viscosity in addition to friction-reduction performance, you can achieve better proppant suspension and transport, reducing the potential for screen-outs that may lead to higher operating costs. 

When large volumes of fluid pump at high pressures into the wellbore, FightR friction reducers provide outstanding viscosity performance in demanding environments. Coupled with advanced testing, our experts will ensure high friction reduction and viscosity levels to deliver proppant deeper into the reservoir. FightR friction reducers improve pumping efficiency by reducing the pressure drop caused by friction, which means using less energy required to pump the fluid. Improved efficiency translates into cost savings for pumping equipment and energy consumption.


Cla-Sta clay control

Features and benefits

  • Offers permanent clay protection that is more effective and longer lasting than temporary inorganic salts and semi-permanent clay stabilizers.
  • Resistant to removal by acid or other chemical washes
  • Effective at lower concentrations, compared to competition.
  • No shut-in time required because it adsorbs rapidly onto formation fines.
  • Effective at high temperatures.
  • Batch  on-the-fly as a liquid additive to save time

Advanced clay control testing
Advanced clay control testing

Minimize clay damage caused by fines migration


Advanced, chemical testing


Clay swelling and mechanical stability


Absorbs onto formation fines quickly

Control fines migration with long-lasting stabilization

Migrating fines can substantially reduce permeability near the wellbore, greatly reducing well productivity or injectivity. This fines migration is often caused by rapid fluid movement through a formation. In addition, fines can be produced through fractures or poorly consolidated formations. Produced fines can cause erosion of tubing and surface equipment and create disposal problems.

The Cla-Sta additive is a polymer that can be used to stabilize several types of mineral fines commonly produced from formations, including fines that do not respond to treatment with conventional clay stabilizers. It is readily adsorbed on formation surfaces, reducing migration or movement, even when exposed to very high fluid flow rates.

By substantially stabilizing mineral-fine particles, solids production and permeability impairment caused by fines migration can be greatly reduced. 

Prevent clay swelling to maintain permeability 

Clays, especially with high swelling potential, can absorb water when contacted by low salinity waters. This can lead to expansion of the rock matrix, which can obstruct fluid flow pathways and reduce the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing. Consequently, clay swelling can also result in the release of fines. Both clay swelling and the consequent release of fine particles reduce formation permeability. -

The Cla-Sta additive is highly effective in preventing clay swelling and fines migration and is the preferred chemical treatment for formations known to produce iron-mineral fines.


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