Combatting Brine Crystallisation

Oilfield completion fluids are solutions of salts (usually halides or formates) in water. At lowered temperatures or increased pressures these fluids can crystallize, causing severe operational problems.

This article describes the development and successful use of a novel class of completion fluids by TETRA Technologies.

TETRA CS Neptune® completion fluids mitigate the risk of crystallization, are environmentally acceptable, and are sustainably sourced. These fluids are field proven, environmentally responsible and can provide a cost-effective alternative to cesium formate.

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