VES fluid fracturing system

Viscoelastic surfactants (VES) are a non-polymer viscous fluid, that uses the hydrophilic and hydrophobic characteristics of the micelles in surfactants to create viscosity once surfactant has been added to a brine above a Critical Micelle Concentration. The benefits are extensive, including, less additives required to produce the viscous fluid, natural breaking mechanisms and therefore effective fluid clean up post treatments, and higher retained permeability factors when used in hydraulic fracturing operations. VES solution is furthermore able to be used in combination with acids to help in achieving effective worm-holing by viscosifying once the acid is spent, thus blocking high permeability streaks and allowing acid to penetrate further into the reservoir.