Fracturing Fluid Diverter

Impact’s MAXVERT® fluid diverter is a temporary diverting material used in fracturing, refracturing and sub-hydrostatic workovers. With a unique and customizable particle size distribution, MAXVERT is an effective diversion material, particularly when mixed in a polymer containing fluid. MAXVERT diverter bridges perforation tunnels and fractures near the wellbore. With time and temperature, and in the presence of a small amount of water, the diverter completely dissolves to a clear liquid.

MAXVERT economically enables the refrac of wells by diverting the frac fluids from the lowest stress zone, stage by stage, to the highest stress zone. MAXVERT can reduce the cost of new completions by replacing one-half to two-thirds of the bridge plugs and wireline trips, along with the associated drill-out costs and time. MAXVERT improves fracture intensity in designs where more than three perforation clusters per stage are used. MAXVERT allows recovery from completion issues such as not getting casing to bottom, parted casing, partially collapsed casing or casing patches. In workover applications, MAXVERT allows operators to regain control of wellbores that are not able to support a column of fluid.


MAXVERT® Specifications

  • Refracs in reservoirs where the original fracturing treatment was designed with excessive spacing between perforation clusters, or did not use enough sand per stage
  • When circulation is required in a workover and the wellbore will not support a full column of fluid
  • Replacement for mechanical plugs or perforation ball sealers
  • When guns can be positioned, but a bridge plug cannot (e.g., partially collapsed casing)
  • When casing cannot be run to the bottom, the resulting open hole can still receive the planned number of treatments by diverting between treatments.
  • Reduces completion costs by eliminating stages or increases production by improving fracture intensity
  • Eliminates the need for mechanical intervention in re-completions, reducing costs
  • Enables effective wellbore clean-out when open perforations inhibit the process
  • Works in highly washed out perforation holes where ball sealers struggle to form a seal
  • No clean up step is needed when the material is allowed to degrade naturally
  • Degradation products will not adversely react with produced fluids or other wellbore fluids
  • Environmentally acceptable and non-toxic
  • Reservoir compliant