The only way to obtain an optimum production in the wells that form the Burgos basin in the north of Mexico is using the hydraulic fracturing technique.

This paper describes how was the evolution of fracture fluid since 1996 till now, based mainly on each stimulated zone's depth and temperature.

A new frac fluid, whose main characteristic is the low polymer load used to stimulate moderate to high temperature wells, was introduced within a process of optimization performed by Petroleos Mexicanos.

The detailed information here can be useful for future hydraulic fracture treatments to be performed in this zone.

On the other hand, a typical case was analyzed using a fracture simulator linked to a production simulator. A comparison of the production result using two fluids (a conventional one and a low polymer load new one) was made.

The advantage of the production company when using this new technology in fracture fluid was determined.

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