A plant-based, non-thixotropic viscosifying agent
It is for use in conventional and polymer-based drilling, work-over, and completion fluids. It is suspended in a light mineral oil base that contains a surfactant to assist its rapid dispersion in both water and brines at neutral pH. The viscosity and viscoelasticity of ArkVisc WG-2000 can be significantly increased through addition of a metal cross-linking agent for improved proppant carrying capacity. ArkVisc WG-2000 is non- toxic and biodegradable.