fluid-loss agent

fluid-loss agent

[¦flü·əd ¦lȯs ‚ā·jənt]
(materials)
Material used to thicken or gel crude oil, light oil, and water or acid fracturing fluids to seal off pores and flow channels in the reservoir matrix.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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