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.