Solvay Extends Its Product Range In The Oil And Gas Stimulation Market With New TOLCIDE 4FRAC
CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Solvay introduces TOLCIDE® 4FRAC, the newest member of its TOLCIDE® family of biocides. TOLCIDE® 4FRAC delivers enhanced compatibility with polymer-based stimulation fluids and greater efficacy against acid-producing bacteria (APBs) even at low pH. TOLCIDE® 4FRAC has full regulatory support in the U.S. and will let you run your fracturing job safely.
Biocides — also known as antimicrobials, pesticides or algaecides — are chemical agents used in gas and oil production to combat Microbially Influenced Corrosion, protect the integrity of pipelines and equipment, and maintain human and environmental health and safety.
TOLCIDE® 4FRAC is an add-on to your stimulation fluid that provides fast kill of bacteria and long-term protection when producing from a reservoir.
Whether you batch mix or pump on the fly, TOLCIDE® 4FRAC can be used in with slick water job, gelled or hybrid fracturing fluid.
TOLCIDE® 4FRAC offers improved compatibility with
- Polyacrylamide based friction reducer additives,
- Native or derivatized guar based gelling agents,
- Fully or partially cross-linked with borate, zirconate, titanate gelled fluids
- Low or high pH fluid
Other benefits include the TOLCIDE® long-term microbial control on SRB, bio-fouling and souring prevention and corrosion protection.
TOLCIDE® 4FRAC is the newest addition to Solvay’s TOLCIDE® range of THPS products. Solvay offers full technical support and, with 25 years of experience, is a proven, innovative partner for service companies in the oil and gas field and water treatment industries.
“TOLCIDE® 4FRAC will be the new reference for the pumping service and production companies looking for safe and secure supply of biocides with a wide span of compatibility in fracturing fluids,” said Bruno Langlois, Global Business Development Director of Solvay’s Oil & Gas Market.
Solvay supplies a wide range of performance chemicals for oil drilling, stimulations, cementing and production fluids, drawing on a variety of technologies that includes guar (TIGUAR®), synthetic polymers, surfactants (RHODAFAC®, FENTACARE®) phosphorus derivatives (AQUARITE®) and biocides (TOLCIDE®).
About Solvay Novecare
Solvay Novecare is a worldwide leader in specialty surfactants and a major player in polymers, amines, guar, and phosphorus derivatives. Solvay Novecare engineers and develops formulations that provide consumer products and state-of-the-art industrial applications with specific functional qualities designed to modify fluid behavior and deliver cleansing, dispersal, gelling, moisturizing, penetrating, softening or texturizing properties. These formulations are used in shampoos, detergents, paints and lubricants as well as in crop protection, mining and energy production and stimulation. Novecare, which boasts a worldwide network of 25 manufacturing sites and seven R&D centers, has become the preferred partner of its customers in rapidly growing economies and leverages an innovation platform based on sustainable solutions.
About the Solvay Group
As an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industry in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. The Group is firmly committed to sustainable development and focused on innovation and operational excellence. Solvay serves diversified markets, generating 90% of its turnover in activities where it is one of the top three worldwide. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,000 people in 55 countries and generated 12.4 billion euros in net sales in 2012. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLBt.BR).
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