Bentonite Drilling Fluids

September 2010 Vol. 65 No. 9

An up-to-date list of the bentonite drilling fluids currently offered, including products from Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, Century Products, CETCO Drilling Products, I.E.S. Drilling Supply, INROCK/Drillers Supply, M-I SWACO, Polymer Drilling Systems and Wyo-Ben.

Baroid Industrial Drilling Products (281) 871-4613, www.baroididp.com
Aquagel: Premium grade Wyoming sodium bentonite used as viscosifier and filtrate reducer in freshwater drilling fluids. Meets the requirements of API Specification 13A, Section 9. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.

Bore-Gel: Specifically blended system using high-yield Wyoming sodium bentonite. When mixed with fresh water, it develops an easy to pump slurry with desirable properties for HDD drilling, pipe jacking lubrication, etc. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.

Quik-Gel: Viscosifier and gellant. Easy to mix in fresh water, premium grade, exceptional high-yield Wyoming sodium bentonite. Provides excellent rheological properties. The original “Mud Engineer in the Sack” product. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.

Century Products (262) 820-3600, www.centuryproducts.net
HYDRAUL-EZ: A specially treated bentonite based drilling fluid designed for horizontal drilling and as a pipe-jacking lubricant. It reduces fluid loss and maintains borehole integrity in unstable zones.

SUPER GEL-X: An easy-mixing, high viscosity 200-bbl yield, fresh water drilling fluid. Produced from the highest grade Wyoming sodium bentonite, it delivers superior performance.

CETCO Drilling Products (800) 527-9948, www.cetco.com/dpg
HYDRAUL-EZ: Specially treated bentonite drilling fluid designed for directional drilling. Suspends cuttings and maintains borehole integrity with very low water loss and strong gel strength. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.

SUPER GEL-X: A 200-bbl yield bentonite drilling fluid for maximum viscosity. Multi-purpose drilling gel provides strong wall cake and formation control for all drilling types. Controls filtration rate for borehole stabilization and prevention of fluid loss. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.

PREMIUM GEL: API 13A 90-bbl yield bentonite drilling fluid for freshwater drilling.

PUREGOLD GEL: Organic-free and untreated 90-bbl yield high quality bentonite drilling fluid. Industry standard for environmental monitoring well drilling. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.