Clay Stabilizer is a clay stabilizer to reduce clay swelling. It function through ion exchange, where the clay stabilizer provides a cation to replace the native, solubilized clay cation such as sodium. Potassium chloride is often used at high levels (2–4%) and requires handling at the site of use to prepare a solution. In addition, potassium chloride can be incompatible with other materials, negatively impacting other aspects of fracturing fluids such as gelation. Choline chloride (65-75%) offer an attractive alternative. It serves as an effective temporary clay stabilizer.
Clay Stabilizer and Brine
Clay Stabilizer and Brine is a highly efficient and cost effective clay stabilizer and brine for fracturing fluids based on guar or HPG. It is easily soluble in water with a neutral ph. It is easily available economically and is rarely intentionally prepared in the lab. For oilfield applications, technical grade is preferred.