Flotek and Solazyme team on drilling fluid technologies

Flotek Industries, Inc. and Solazyme have entered into agreements to globally commercialize Flocapso™, an advanced drilling fluid additive. Flotek will also market Solazyme’s Encapso™ lubricant – the first commercially available, biodegradable encapsulated lubricant for drilling fluids – in certain Middle Eastern markets. Continue reading Flotek and Solazyme team on drilling fluid technologies

River in Xiamen’s Haicang district turns red due to algae

Recently, the water of a lake in Xiamen’s Haicang district turned red, which stirred a heated discussion in the area, according to reports.

According to research, the color change at the drainage channel was caused by “algal death”, which is the result of the surging temperature in the city. The large quantity of dead algals tinted the water to a reddish colour. Continue reading River in Xiamen’s Haicang district turns red due to algae