This paper presents (1) test procedures and equipment to model friction pressure behavior of borate crosslinked fluids in hydraulic fracturing operations, (2) effects of various parameters on friction pressure of borate crosslinked fluids, (3) field case histories, and (4) detailed discussion of the implications of findings resulting from this investigation. As a result of this investigation, improved friction pressure predictions are obtained and therefore bottomhole treating pressures have been interpreted more accurately. With a better understanding of formation characteristics from the more accurate BHTP, success rate of stimulation treatments using borate crosslinked fluids has been greatly improved.

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