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Brian Seymour to Give Talk on Improving Friction Reducer Performance at URTeC Houston

Brian Seymour, functional chemist for Stepan Oilfield Solutions, will speak at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference on July 25, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. 

The presentation will give insight into Stepan Oilfield Solutions’ ongoing investigation on how nonionic surfactants enhance the performance of friction reducer polymers in high salt conditions. The performance of standard commercial friction reducers can be reduced as water quality diminishes. Specialty additives can boost performance and help achieve maximum friction reduction.  

The study reveals novel uses for nonionic surfactant chemistries in stimulation applications that may potentially:

  • reduce the amount of emulsion needed to achieve friction reduction performance
  • increase the versatility of less functionalized polymers, and
  • improve friction reducer polymer efficacy in produced water.

Join Brian at 2:40 p.m., July 25, in Room 351, during the Advanced Materials and Chemistry session, to learn more about how nonionic surfactants may help boost friction reducer efficacy.