SILICA GEL AS A VISCOSIFIER FOR SUBTERRANEAN FLUID SYSTEM

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APP PUB NO 20160090525A1
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14892051

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This invention relates to a composition and method of fracturing subterranean formations utilizing a polymerized alkali silicate. The fracturing fluid includes an alkali silicate such as sodium silicate and an acid such as hydrochloric acid. The sodium silicate is polymerized to a silica gel using an acid. The resulting silica gel has a pH from about 2 to less than 7.5.

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PQ CORPORATIONP O BOX 840 VALLEY FORGE PA 19482-0840

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Elphingstone, Eugene Albert Morgan's Point Resort, US 1 1
Li, Xianglian Mississauga, CA 2 1
McDonald, Michael James Toronto, CA 2 1
Miller, Neil Thomas King of Prussia, US 1 1
Ott, William K Houston, US 2 10

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