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Solvay Extends Its Product Range in the Oil and Gas Stimulation Market with New TOLCIDE 4FRAC

Published: October 30, 2013 | Share This

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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 allow fracturing jobs to run 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 stimulation fluid that provides fast kill of bacteria and long-term protection when producing from a reservoir.

Whether batch mixing or pumping 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
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 percent 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.

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