Polymer Drilling Fluids

September 2010 Vol. 65 No. 9

Hibtrol HV: A uniquely modified metal-cellulose polymer engineered specifically to maintain a low, stable fluid loss while providing secondary inhibition of reactive shales and a higher viscosity profile. The results are superior wellbore stability, better cuttings integrity, improved solids control and lower drilling costs. Hibtrol HV polymer does this with all the environmental benefits of a water-base mud system.

Platinum Pac: A premium, specially coated PAC designed for easy mixing without fish-eye formation. It provides control and clay swelling inhibition in fresh water systems.

Poly-Plus & Poly-Plus 2000: Both PHPA polymers boost viscosity, lubricity and provide clay inhibition. Poly-Plus 2000 is 52% active and will not separate under any conditions.

Poly-Plus LV: Poly-Plus LV additive is a low molecular weight, medium charge PHPA designed to provide cuttings encapsulation and clay dispersion inhibition. It is designed for use in fluids based on fresh and saline water environments. Poly-Plus LV provides minimal viscosity contribution and can enhance filtration properties. When added to Max Gel or Maxbore HDD, Poly-Plus LV produces and inhibitive drilling fluids system without affecting fluid properties.

Poly-Plus RD: A polymer product that is readily dispersed and designed to provide cuttings encapsulation and clay stabilization. It is formulated for easy mixing with improved dispersion to eliminate “fish eyes.” This is beneficial when rapidly mixing either large quantities or high concentrations of polymer of where good mixing equipment is unavailable. Poly-Plus RD also acts as a viscosifier, friction reducer and flocculant. It also provides some fluid-loss control.

Poly-Plus EHV: This PHPA polymer has a higher molecular weight to provide higher viscosity at lower concentrations. It is designed to provide cuttings encapsulation and clay stabilization. Poly-Plus EHV also acts as a viscosifier, friction reducer and flocculant. It also provides some fluid-loss control.

PolyPac R: This polyanionic cellulose is a high-quality, water-soluble polymer designed to control fluid loss and increase viscosity in water-base muds.

Platinum Pac UL: The polyanionic cellulose (PAC) is a high-quality, water-soluble polymer designed to control fluid loss. And, because it is an “Ultra-Low” (UL) additive, it causes minimal increase in viscosity in water-base muds.

Platinum DD: An aqueous blend of surface-active agents, Platinum DD is designed to reduce the surface tension of all water-base mud systems and reduce the sticking tendency of water-sensitive shale cuttings.