diverting agent

diverting agent

[də′vərd·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(petroleum engineering)
A viscous gel or suspension of graded solids used during acidizing of an oil reservoir to temporarily block off the most permeable sections of the pay zone to force the acid into less permeable sections.
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Tyzor organic titanates are used for drilling fluids and as a diverting agent to improve the recovery of oil & gas from production wells.
TyzorA Organic Titanates are used for drilling fluids and as a diverting agent to improve the recovery of oil & gas from production wells.
Following the completion of engineering designs, the company selected a five stage treatment process, using a hydrochloric acid stimulation fluid, which was pumped into the well bore to create the first fracture, followed by a diverting agent which was designed to divert the subsequent acid stage to create a second and then subsequent fractures along the horizontal well bore.
Following a significant level of engineering design effort, the proposed stimulation is a sophisticated 5 stage treatment, using a hydrochloric acid stimulation fluid which will be pumped to create the first fracture, followed by a diverting agent designed to divert the subsequent acid stage to create a second fracture, and then subsequent fractures along the horizontal well bore.
Following a significant level of engineering design effort, the proposed stimulation is a sophisticated 5 stage treatment using a hydrochloric acid stimulation fluid which will be pumped to create the first fracture, this will be followed by a diverting agent which is designed to divert the subsequent acid stage to create a second and then subsequent fractures along the horizontal well bore.