Wellflux is a proprietary water soluble polymer which is used to reduce the apparent viscosity of heavy oils and bitumen by producing a dispersion. When mixed with heavy oil the Wellflux polymer coats dispersed oil droplets and prevents rapid coalescence. The result is a free flowing dispersion with dramatically lower viscosity and higher mobility. As Wellflux is fully soluble in water, it can be separated using conventional methods.
Wellflux solutions are stable to temperatures up to 175⁰C, which makes it suitable for a variety of cold and thermal well servicing applications. The water based product is non-flammable, non-combustible making it safe to use at higher temperatures relative to hydrocarbon and aromatic based diluents and cleaners.