An economical anionic friction reducer (FR)
Developed for use in freshwater systems. The product generates viscosity equivalent to linear gel systems at relatively low loadings. ArkSlick VFR-5104 provides rapid and sustained viscosity and friction reduction performance. ArkSlick VFR-5104 demonstrates improved viscoelasticity and viscosity when compared to a standard guar slurry, both of which play an important role in proppant carrying capacity. As a high viscosity friction reducer (HVFR), ArkSlick VFR-5104 combines the proppant carrying capacity of cross-linked gels with the pressure reduction of traditional slick-water treatments into a single versatile product.