Montana Polysaccharides Corp.

More Possible Uses: Shale Stabilizer

Initial screening done at the OGS Laboratory, Inc. indicated that levan may have a use as a shale stabilizer, increasing the shale recovery rate with increasing concentration. Since the levan did not reduce the water activity, it was postulated that the inhibition was from reduced fluid loss, encapsulation of the material or actual shale stabilization. Additional testing is needed to identify the role of levan.

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