The Seeker is looking for a high-density water-based fluid or brine that does not contain zinc. The density must be greater than 1.9 grams per milliliter and the true crystallization temperature (TCT) must be less than -7 °C. Solutions to this Challenge may encompass a variety of areas, including but not limited to entirely new fluids, additives to known and existing fluids, stable nanoparticle suspensions, water-soluble organic additives, etc.
An RTP is a Reduction to Practice Challenge to find a prototype that shows an idea in actual practice (though on a non-commercial scale). In an RTP Challenge, in addition to a detailed description, Solvers are asked to present physical evidence that proves their solution will work within the Seeker’s specific needs, decision criteria, or manufacturing parameters. Solvers are given more time to generate data needed to support their proposals and prepare a response, and the financial awards are typically larger to reward the greater commitment required to work on these Challenges. Like the Theoretical Challenge, an award need only be made if all the Challenge criteria are met. Depending on the Challenge requirements, Solvers will be required to either transfer or license the intellectual property (IP) in their solutions to the Seeker.
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