Drilling Fluids And Polymers: Equipment Spotlight

March 2013, Vol. 68 No. 3
CETCO Veloxity-Pro

Drilling fluids and polymers from CETCO Drilling Products, Wyo-Ben, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, and M-I SWACO.

CETCO Drilling Products
230 bbl yield and low fluid loss! CETCO’s newest addition to its drilling fluids product line is VELOXITY-PRO – an easy mixing; high viscosity drilling fluid produced from the highest grade Wyoming sodium bentonite. VELOXITY-PRO has been created to improve cuttings removal and borehole stability. VELOXITY-PRO is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60 Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals-Health Effects. 800.527.9948, cetco.com/dpg

Wyo-Ben
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KWIK-VIS “D” is a premium viscosifier polymer in a dry granular form. It is highly concentrated and requires very low application rates to achieve desired viscosities. KWIK-VIS “D” works best in a moderate pH range, 8.5 to 10, which enhances performance and does not water-wet clay and shale formations being penetrated. It mixes easily and can be added directly into caisson bores and agitated in the hole, if needed. It does not adversely affect cement bonding or set times. 800.548.7055, wyoben.com

Baroid Industrial Drilling Products
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EZ-MUD GOLD clay and shale stabilizer provides inhibition of clay and shale formations in water-based drilling fluids without substantially increasing viscosity. EZ-MUD GOLD, when mixed with QUIK-GEL or BORE-GEL slurry, yields an inhibitive drilling fluid system while maintaining effective fluid properties. EZ-MUD GOLD can be purchased through any Baroid IDP Retailer. 800.735.6075, baroididp.com

M-I SWACO

POLYPAC R polyanionic cellulose is a high‐quality, water‐soluble polymer designed to control fluid‐loss and increase viscosity in water‐base muds. This protective polymer “envelope” inhibits the dispersion of shale cuttings and restricts fluid interactions with exposed shales. POLYPAC R additive controls fluid‐loss in freshwater, seawater, KCl, and salt muds. It forms a thin, resilient, low‐permeability filter cake which minimizes the potential for differential sticking and the invasion of filtrate and mud solids into permeable formations. POLYPAC R fluid‐loss‐control additive resists bacterial attack, eliminating the need for biocides or preservatives. 832.295.2564, drilling-fluids.com