For these reasons chemicals must be used in the drilling process for multiple purposes. They include the protection of the expensive drill shaft and bits. This equipment would otherwise be destroyed if the drilling fluids were not available for lubrication, corrosion control, and cooling. Chemicals are also used for the reduction in damage to the formation rock that is exposed and the maximum rate of penetration. It is crucial to have the chemicals used in the drilling process be compatible with the rock that it is drilling through which could include limestone, sandstone, granite, dolomite, or a composite.
Drilling fluids, often referred to as muds, are in liquid form and in many cases the composition is initially determined in a lab so that a suitable fluid is formulated. Their purpose is to cool the drill bit and provide a medium for transport of the rock and other debris to be lifted to the top of the well. The drill muds used today are water-based mud, oil-based mud, and synthetic-based mud made from mineral or oil extracts.Our technical experts are keen to work with you to help with the formulation of drilling fluids. We have successfully helped to develop optimised solutions tailored to our customers requirements. Working with our customers, we are able to help with product selection specific to your challenges, dosage rates as well as formulation advice.
Equipment and rig wash additives help to maintain high safety and environmental standards as well as increasing the efficiency of oil production.
Used to protect drill bits and equipment against carbon dioxide, oxygen, and hydrogen sulfide corrosion. Our range offers both oil and water-soluble products.
Our broad range of dispersants support the removal of solids from the fluid whilst maintaining optimum drilling properties.
Effective under harsh conditions such as high brine concentrations or temperature fluctuations. We offer products that have the capability to form stable oil-in-water emulsions, or can be used in combination with other surfactants to form water-in-oil emulsions.
Used in mist and foam drilling to provide stable foam to lift the cuttings and influx to surface. Our foaming agents help prevent lost circulation, stuck pipe and downhole combustion.
Our lubricants are specifically designed to reduce friction and prevent stuck pipe. All of our lubricants form a long-lasting lubricious film on surfaces and can withstand the most demanding field conditions.
Used to reduce viscosity and gel strength of drilling fluids, our lubricants offer stability under high temperature and pressure conditions, excellent viscosity control and effective flow control under high brine conditions.
Used to enhance viscosity to control the flow behaviour of fluids under shear, stress and changing temperatures.
Surfactant additives used to help change the oil-to-water ratio. By reducing the surface tension of liquids our wetting agents are proven to allow for improved spreading and superior wetting of solids.
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