Underground Construction's 2013 Drilling Fluids Guide

September 2013, Vol. 68 No. 9

A listing of both bentonite and polymer drilling fluids, divided by type and company.

Bentonite

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.

CETCO (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.

I.E.S. Drilling Supply (800) 388-2906, www.iesdrillingsupplies.com
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.