ForceGel XVE liquid biopolymer is a high-purity, cross-linked, Xanthan suspended in a freeze-resistant mineral oil and multiple surfactants, for ease of mixing and fast yield. XVE is not subject to particle settling or fluid separation under normal storage or transport conditions due to our proprietary suspension technology. XVE remains pourable and pump-able with long-term stability allowing for consistent, reliable, repeatable results at field locations any place in the world. ForceGel XVE's chemical structure allows for a significant increase in solution viscosity especially at low shear rates. XVE is readily soluble in hot and cold water and brines over a wide pH range. In aqueous solutions, XVE is extremely pseudo plastic and shows stability in a wide range of temperatures and pH changes. XVE has been formulated to provide unique resistance to thermal degradation at temperatures up to and over 300°F.
The product can be degraded by enzymatic and oxidizing agents; these properties are ideal for drilling, completions, and use in hydraulic fracturing. XVE was cross-linked using a proprietary ionic process yielding an eco-safe, biodegradable, compound with enhanced pseudo plastic properties required to move large amounts of solids. It's unique 'scaffolding' molecular structure makes the product an excellent suspending agent to carry cuttings from drilling and completion operations. XVE's rheological properties are particularly well suited to oilfield applications in that it's pseudo plasticity produces high viscosity while at rest.
ForceGel XVE tested in 2% KCL Solution, Brookfield Viscometer,40° C
|Use Rate Per 10 |
|60 RPM, Spindle No. 3|
|6 RPM, Spindle No.|
3, Centipoise Gravity
|Marsh Funnel, Seconds|
|2.5 gallons (0.595%)||460 cP||2560 cP||86|
ForceGel XVE mixes easily with oilfield waters. Add 1.0 to 1.5 quarts/barrel of fluids matrix depending on the application and viscosity required. Allow more time for complete hydration in cold fluid temperature or high salt content (monovalent - KCl/NaCl and divalent - CaCl2/CaBr2) waters.
ForceGel XVE has unique a unique 'scaffolding' molecular structure which allows other polyacrylic polymers to be mixed with the system to enhance carrying capacities, increase friction reduction, drag reduction, or prevent fluid loss. Force Chem's FR Series, SlickForce 1100, 1101, and 1103 have been developed to be used alone or in combination with ForceGel XVE's positive system benefits. Combining the technologies can reduce use of both compounds while maintaining the highest possible performance available in the industry.
ForceGel XVE can be used with or without bentonite, i.e. as a secondary or primary viscosifier/suspending agent. Unlike other polymers (cellulosics, polyacrylamides, starches), cross-linked XVE develops significant viscosity at low shear rates (LSRV) to provide suspension of weight materials in high-density fluids. XVE can be used in a wide range of makeup waters, ranging from fresh water to saturated sodium chloride, in formate brines, and near-saturated calcium chloride.
The following are some general guidelines to achieve optimum fluid efficiency in the field:
Before handling, storage or use, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for details
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