Evaluation of Polymers for Oilfield Use: Viscosity Development, Filterability and Degradation

  • Chris Franklin Parks
  • Bonnie L. Gall
  • Peter E. Clark


Water soluble polymers are used extensively throughout the oil producing industry for a variety of applications. Such applications begin with the drilling of a well, progress through chemical and hydraulic treatments designed to stimulate production, include workover operations which maintain production, and are significant in secondary and tertiary recovery operations.


Shear Rate Hydraulic Fracture Apparent Viscosity Viscosity Measurement Fluid Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Franklin Parks
    • 1
  • Bonnie L. Gall
    • 2
  • Peter E. Clark
    • 3
  1. 1.Kelco Oil Field Group Inc.TulsaUSA
  2. 2.National Institute for Petroleum and Energy ResearchIIT Research InstituteBartlesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mineral EngineeringThe University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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