Galactasol™ guar gum
Galactasol guar gum polymers are primarily used as gelling agents of oil and gas hydraulic fracturing fluids. They are easily cross-linkable
with borax, producing high-quality gels that are reversible upon pH adjustment. Galactasol guar gum can also be used in spud muds.
Galactasol guar gum is used for spud muds.
Galactasol guar gum is an unmodified guar used as a gelling agent of hydraulic fracturing fluids.
- Excellent carrying capacity to support proppants
- Produces highly viscous cross-linked gel
- Compatible with other hydraulic fracturing additives
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|Straight guar is produced from natural guar without chemical modification. Guar derivatives range from a single derivatization producing hydroxypropyl guar (HPG) and carboxymethyl guar (CMG) to dual derivatization, producing carboxymethyl hydroxypropyl guar (CMHPG). Galactasol guar and guar derivatives are used as gellants to produce high cross-linked fracturing fluid viscosity. They can be||cross-linked with a number of transitional metal ions, including borates – ideal for proppant carrying capacity in created fracturing areas. The cross-linked gel can be broken by either acids, enzymes or encapsulated oxidizers. They can also be used in low-solids drilling fluids as a viscosifier and as a fluid loss reducer in both freshwater and brines, particularly in spud muds.|
|Galactasol 251 guar gum||Standard-quality high-viscosity guar for hydraulic fracturing and drilling fluids|
|Galactasol 252 guar gum||Standard-quality high-viscosity guar for hydraulic fracturing and drilling fluids|
|Galactasol 271 guar gum||Self-hydrating, dispersible-grade guar for hydraulic fracturing fluids|
|Galactasol 283 guar gum||Fast-hydrating, high-viscosity guar for hydraulic fracturing fluids|
|Galactasol 267 slurriable guar gum||Diesel-slurriable guar|
|Galactasol 284 slurriable guar gum||Diesel-slurriable, fast-hydrating, high-viscosity guar|
Product Types or Functions
Drilling Fluids, Fracturing Fluids
Gelling Agent, Thickener