Hydraulic fracturing fluids commonly consist of water, ‘proppants’ and chemical additives that open, enlarge and maintain fractures within the rock formation. The proppants – sand, ceramic pellets or other small incompressible particles – hold the newly created fracture open. The fracture widths are generally equal to a few diameters of the grains used in the […]
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Oil and gas companies continue to explore new and improved methods of minimizing precipitation of iron compounds during acid treatments of wells. Stannous chloride solution has been gaining significant popularity as an iron reducing agent (IRA). Strong reducing agents easily lose (or donate) electrons. An atom with a relatively large atomic radius tends to be […]
Since tin prices are down 40 percent, this represents a great time for businesses to replenish their tin inventory.