Oil and Gas Industry
Fast hydrating guar gum and its derivatives are mainly used as thickener, carrier for proppants, gelling agent and fluid loss control agent in drilling muds & fluids. Fast hydrating guar gum and its derivatives are effective in fresh water, sea water and complex brine low solids drilling systems. It is non-polluting, non-toxic and is compatible with other drilling fluid additives. Recently, use of guar gum in horizontal drilling as compared to the vertical (conventional) drilling method has been increased; use of horizontal drilling has made the drilling process more economically feasible leading to increased drilling activity which in turn has induced increased demand of guar gum.