Newly formulated Friction Reducer with Graphite



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Coiled Tubing Times continues to publish some of the most interesting and lively discussions started in the Coiled Tubing Times group on LinkedIn. One of such discussions is introduced below.

Ricky Peoples Jr, COO at Peoples Performance Chemicals, says: “Our company, Peoples Performance Chemicals, has recently engineered a new product. We have successfully integrated our graphite product into our polyakrylamide friction reducer (FR). This product has been successfully tested on wells with up to 2 miles laterals. It has drastically reduced pressure and drag. It has been used by several different clients of ours and they have all been very happy with the results. If you're interested in this new FR let me know and I would be glad to send you a sample.”

Alexander Rudnik: “This is a great news! Does this product reduce metal-to-metal friction or hydraulic friction pressures, or both? I'm looking forward to reading an article or a paper about the results.”

Ricky Peoples Jr: “It actually does a really good job of both. We have a study that we are working on getting to put to paper and in an article. As soon as we get it finished I will make sure you get a copy.”

Saeed Pathan: “What is an "equivalent friction coefficient" for this product?”

Mohamad Al-Dujaili: “As Saeed Pathan asks, what is the equivalent friction coefficient, or reducing factor? We are interested in this because we would like to include it in our modelling software.”

Michael Palmer: “Has the compatibility been tested for oil based / water based fluid systems? Are there any comparisons of the performance of this FR against competitors? Have any of your clients used this for drilling applications?”

Ahmed Ezzat: “Good Luck, and Keep Going.”

Ivo Elio Colmenares Cabello: “Could this be used for a concentric coiled tubing such as Sandvac WellVac?”

Otto Miller: “Do you have data comparing your product to other FRs?”

Ricky Peoples Jr: “So far it's just been word of mouth information coming in. We have had our FR on jobs for XTO Energy, Baker Hughes Coil Rigs, Legend Coil Rigs, and a few others. We are very excited about the feedback we've gotten.”


Perhaps, comments of these specialists will be useful for the readers of our journal.


By Vasili Andreev, Coiled Tubing Times


Note. The opinions of the above specialists do not necessarily represent the opinion of the Editorial Board.


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