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1. (WO2015122896) ENHANCED SUBTERRANEAN TREATMENT FLUIDS IN IONIC WATER OR SEAWATER

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/122896    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/016257
Publication Date: Fri Aug 21 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 14 00:59:59 CET 2014
IPC: C09K 8/04
C09K 8/035
Applicants: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
Inventors: SPARKS, Bradley J.
VO, Loan K.
OGLE, James William
Title: ENHANCED SUBTERRANEAN TREATMENT FLUIDS IN IONIC WATER OR SEAWATER
Abstract:
Treatment fluids (e.g., fracturing fluids) comprising ionic water, and associated methods of use are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid comprising one or more ionic species, a polymeric viscosifying agent carrying a first ionic charge, and an ionic surfactant carrying a second ionic charge that is the opposite of the first ionic charge; and introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation.