Green Products and Solutions for the Fracking Industry

Green Products and Solutions for the Fracking Industry

In recent years, the unconventional oil and gas industry has advanced significatively in various regions of the planet. Thus, it is very common to read news about shale gas and shale oil projects. Unconventional gas production is daily news in the main media in many countries due to the technologies and processes involved. Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the key element in this model to obtain oil and gas.

Fracking is the propagation of fractures in sedimentary rock through the injection of a high pressure fluid. Induced hydraulic fracturing -usually called fracking- is a technique used to obtain oil -shale oil- and natural gas -shale gas-. Modern horizontal drilling fracking techniques began to be used in the Barnett field of Texas, USA for the extraction of shale gas in 1998. Thus, the energy generated by the injection of a high pressure hydraulic fracturing fluid generates new channels and cracks in the rock, which allow for an increase in the extraction rate and a greater recovery of hydrocarbons.

From the point of view of advantages, fracking allows access to enormous amounts of hydrocarbons that could not be obtained in any other way, which in turn generates income not only for operators but for communities and governments, improving the supply and energy balance in countries where it is already used. The most relevant example of this situation is seen in the thousands of fracking wells developed in the formations known as Marcellus, Barnett and Bakken in the United States.

From the side of disadvantages, fracking generates various environmental problems, including air pollution by toxic gases emanating from the process and possible contamination of aquifers and underground rivers by polluting chemicals that are used in the process, everything which affects humans and the biodiversity of the regions where it is established on a diverse scale. It has also been pointed out that there are risks of smaller earthquakes or earthquakes, although this was not clearly demonstrated. For all these reasons, some countries have prohibited or suspended the use of fracking until new solutions to the problems appear.

In summary, the main challenge generated by the use of fracking in the unconventional oil and gas industry is an environmental one.

Solutions must come from new technologies and products that are sustainable and renewable. One solution for these problems is the use of environmentally friendly and sustainable products as fracking additives for the fluids.

At Aloetrade America LLC, we have researched and developed new green products for use in fracking fluids. Our products are totally sustainable, form plant based origin and come from renewable resources. Our plant based products replace some highly hazardous synthetic chemicals and generate the same results, with some savings in dosage, less risk to personnel handling them and neither polluting the environment nor affecting biodiversity. But fundamentally, they are green fracking additives. Green fracking fluids.

Our products are 100% natural and come from a renewable resource. Because most of them are aloe based products or where aloe is the main component, along with cactus, yucca, moringa or chitosan. Aloe is a plant that for millennia has provided health solutions for human beings, with products for both internal and external use. Furthermore, in the last decades, aloe started to be used in the animal kingdom -as food, nutritional supplements, veterinary and cosmetic products- and in the vegetable kingdom -basically in the form of fertilizers-.

Now, through technological innovations from Aloetrade America LLC, we are proud to present our aloe products for use in the unconventional oil and gas industry.

PLANT BASED GREEN PRODUCTS FOR FRACKING INDUSTRY

Our products include mainly the following additives:

Corrosion inhibitor

Corrosion inhibitors are usually a 0.05% of the fracking fluid composition. Corrosion inhibitors are used to prevent corrosion attacks on the pipe.

NOCORGREEN FULL™ is our green and eco friendly product for use as corrosion inhibitor in fracking operations. It protects casing, tubes, pipes and valves from corrosion.

Scale inhibitor

Scale inhibitors are usually a 0.023% of the fracking fluid composition.

STOPSCALE™ is a green and eco friendly product for use as scale inhibitor in fracking operations. It prevents scale in pipe and formation.

Biocide 

Biocides are usually a 0.001% of the fracking fluid composition.

ALOECIDE™ - ALOECIDE PLUS™  are green  and eco friendly plant based products for use as biocide supplement at fracking operations. The products eliminate bacteria in the water.

Gelling agent

Gelling agents are usually a 0.5% of the fracking fluid composition. 

Our product is a Polysaccharide Blend (different to CAS number 068130-15-4) which is composed mainly from plant based polysaccharides. 

ALOEGEL™ is a green and eco friendly product for use as gelling agent into the fracking fluid mixture. It is used to thicken the water in order to suspend the proppant. 

Friction reducer

Friction reducers are usually a 0.05% of the fracking fluid composition.

ALOEFRICRED™ AND ALOEFRICRED PLUS™ are the green and eco friendly plant based solution for use as friction reducers in fracking operations. Both options reduce the friction created within the fluid, such as in tubes or small tubular systems. It reduces frictional energy losses between fracturing fluid and formation.

Surfactant

The surfactant reduces the surface tension of treatment fluid in the formation. 

SURFACTALOE FRAC™  is a green  and eco friendly aloe and plant basedproduct for use as surfactant at fracking jobs. The product reduces the surface tensionof treatment fluid in the formation.

 

Additionally to fracking fluid additives we offer other green products for fracking jobs, namely: 

Products for the Fracture Drilling Process

ALOECUREFRAC™  is a new green and sustainable formulation for Prevention and Cure of Fracture Related Drilling Fluid Losses.

ALOECUREFRAC™ is a product designed for fluid loss control, a new and unique green product for use in formulations to prevent and cure of fracture related drilling fluid loss. It was developed to offer an environmentally friendly product and a new “green” option for the prevention of drilling fluid loss in the oil and gas industry.

Products for the treatment of Produced Water

Coagulant for treatment of the produced water from fracking operations

COAGREEN™  is a green and eco friendly product for use as coagulant  in the treatment of produced waste water from fracking operations. It is used for the coagulation treatment of frac flow back and produced water.

COAGREEN™ is a plant based, natural coagulant made from natural cactus mucilage and aloe vera compounds. It can be combined with other typical chemical based coagulants.

Flocculant for treatment of the produced water from fracking operations

FLOCGREEN™ is a green and eco friendly product for use as flocculant in the treatment of produced waste water from fracking jobs. It is used for the coagulation treatment of frac flowback and produced water.

All the products manufactured from natural polymers. All products are plant based formulations of polysaccharides, enzimes and anthraquinones extracted from aloe, nopal, yucca, moringa and chitosan. No harmful chemicals. No toxic to water. No toxic to people. No toxic to biodiversity. Totally biodegradable. Totally safe for the industry with same results than the harmful chemicals. The only reason we call green products for the fracking industry.

For more information visit the Aloe product page for the Fracking Industry.