Fluid Technology

Well fracturing systems require customization to suit the temperatures, pressures and permeability of the formation and reservoir fluids in the geographic zone. The knowledge and experience of its staff shines in demonstrating the ability to identify and customize the best solution for each situation. In order to suit a variety of customer needs, Element offers a complete line of fracturing fluid systems offering a variety of solutions including:

  • Water Based Systems
  • Produced Water Systems
  • Slick Water Technology
  • Oil Based Systems
  • Foamed or Energized Systems
System Type Used for system requiring Crosslinked Additional Benefits of System
Water Based

Low residue guars (FHG)

Refined guar derivatives (CMHPG)

Uses fresh water

Linear or crosslinked

Cost effective

Low compatibility concerns

Produced Water

Low residue guars (FHG)

Refined guar derivatives (CMHPG)

Uses produced well water

Linear or crosslinked

Environmental benefits – recycling

Cost effective

Low compatibility concerns

Slick Water

Focuses on fluid velocity and friction reducers rather than crosslinking agents and viscocity to place sand

Used in all temperature ranges

No Very low damage
Oil Based Hydrocarbon based fracturing systems compatible with a variety of base oils, distillates or crude oils Yes Water sensitive applications
Foamed or Energized Use water based, linear gels along with a gas phase (nitrogen or C02) No Energized cleanup
Minimized load fluid

Engineering Services

It all starts with the best engineering talent in the industry.

To maximize client benefit, the Element Advantage offers a complete line of engineering services. An experienced team analyzes and interprets the entire well fracturing program; from pre-job modeling to monitoring each job through a number of channels, allowing for timely, tailored on-the-fly recommendations and insightful post job reporting.

Services include:

Job design and optimization

  • Stimulation modeling software.
  • Tubing force analysis and coiled tubing hydraulics software.
  • Macroscopic analysis utilizing job history and database fingerprinting.
  • Economic Analysis.
  • Multistage technology selection.
  • WCSB technical and logistical experience.

Data acquisition integrating fracturing and coil tubing systems

Quality control

  • Sand sieve analysis.
  • Fluid performance monitoring.
  • Water analysis.

Remote Satellite Job View

  • Real-time job optimization.
  • Real-time communication.
  • Data acquisition and display.