Fracturing Fluids and Fracturing Fluid Additives

  • Caili DaiEmail author
  • Fulin Zhao


Fracturing is one of the measures to increase production and injection by cracking the formation with high pressure. The cracks are then supported by proppants to reduce the flow resistance. The major contents of this chapter are fracturing fluids and fracturing fluid additives. The classification, compositions, characteristics, fracturing principle, and application scope of various fracturing fluids are introduced. The classification and function mechanism of various fracturing fluid additives including demulsifier, clay stabilizer, cleanup additive, wettability reversal agent, proppant, breaker, friction reducer, and filtrate reducer are also talked about in detail.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Petroleum EngineeringChina University of Petroleum (East China)QingdaoChina

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