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DRILLING FLUIDS SELECTION GUIDE
BENTONITE
Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, (281) 871-4613,
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: A specifically blended system using high-yield Wyoming sodium
bentonite. When mixed with freshwater, it develops an easy-to-pump slurry
with desirable properties for HDD drilling, pipe jacking lubrication, etc. NSF/ANSI
Standard 60 certified.
Quik-Gel: Easy-to-mix, finely ground, premium grade, high-yield Wyoming
sodium bentonite. Imparts viscosity, fluid-loss control and gelling characteristics
to freshwater-based fluids. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.

CETCO, (800) 527-9948, 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.

Drilling Mud Direct LLC, (720) 489-0300, www.muddirect.net
Barakade High Yield Gel: Premium-grade, high-yield Wyoming sodium
bentonite. Easy to mix, quick to yield and provides excellent rheology for HDD
applications. NSF/ANSI-standard 60 certified. Stored at 12 different stock points
across the USA to ensure big-rig contractors never run out of mud.

M-I SWACO, (601) 649-1500, slb.com/drilling
MAX BORE HDD: One-sack, proprietary-blend system of high-yield Wyoming
bentonite with additives for fluid loss control, enhanced suspension and improved
lubricating qualities. Designed for gravel and cobble formations where optimum
stabilization and suspension are necessary. NSF certified.
MAX GEL: Premium 220+ bbl-yield, Wyoming bentonite capable of yielding more
than twice as much viscosity as regular Wyoming bentonite. Easily mixes and
yields faster than most other bentonites. NSF certified.
DRILPLEX HDD: Specialty product used to enhance gel strengths of MAX GEL
viscosifier. When added to bentonite, slurry produces high-fragile gels for superior
suspension and carrying capacity of sand, gravel and rock cuttings from the
borehole. Easy to pump, improves hole stability and reduces chances of loss
circulation. NSF certified.

Wyo-Ben, Inc., (406) 652-6351, www.wyoben.com
Extra High Yield: High-yielding, fast-mixing gel that performs well in a variety of
water qualities. Used widely in mineral exploration, water well and HDD.
Hydrogel Plus: High-performance bentonite with a unique formula that makes it
a very effective viscosifier. This premium-grade, beneficiated Wyoming bentonite
is specifically designed for use with mud recycling systems on large HDD bores.

SW-101: Unique modified sodium bentonite product designed to remain stable
in either seawater- or salt-contaminated environments. Can be mixed in
freshwater or seawater.
Tru-Bore: Complete, one-sack, 240-bbl/ton-yielding, pH-balanced material
that controls fluid loss to the well bore for maximum borehole stability.
For use in drilling difficult horizontal and vertical wells.

POLYMER
Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, (281) 871-4613,
baroididp.com
Aqua-Clear PFD: Concentrated, liquid, polymer dispersant that provides superior
mud and sediment removal. Highly effective mud thinner and contains no
phosphates. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.
Bio-Bore: Polymer-based system that provides a clay-free, biodegradable
drilling fluid in situations where clay-based fluids are restricted.
Diamond Seal: Water-swellable - not water-soluble - 100% crystalline synthetic
polymer. It absorbs hundreds of times its weight in water and is used primarily
as a lost circulation material in HDD.
EZ-Mud: Liquid polymer emulsion used as a borehole stabilizing agent to prevent
reactive shale and clay from swelling and sloughing. Can be added to low-solids
drilling fluids to help increase lubricity and fluid viscosity, and improve carrying
capacity of air/foam injection fluids.
EZ-Mud Gold: Helps promote inhibition of clay and shale formations in waterbased drilling fluids without substantially increasing viscosity. Added to Quik-Gel
or Bore-Gel slurry, it yields an inhibitive drilling fluid system while maintaining
manageable and effective fluid properties.
No-Sag: Free-flowing, powdered and easily dispersed bio-polymer. Helps
enhance the carrying capacity of both clay- and polymer-based drilling fluids
without significantly increasing the viscosity of the slurry.
N-Seal: Acid-soluble, lost circulation material is a specially formulated extrusion
spun mineral fiber. Due to its solubility in weak acids, it is easily removed from
production zones.
Penetrol: Non-ionic wetting agent designed to counteract the sticking
tendencies of clay and reduce or eliminate bit balling. Preferentially coats drill
bits, drill string and reamers to improve drilling efficiency.
Poly-Bore: Water-soluble, free-flowing, easy-mixing, 100% dry granular polymer
that provides a clear solids-free, viscous, borehole stabilizing fluid for use in all
types of trenchless construction applications.
Quik-Trol: Modified, natural cellulosic polymer that provides filtration control
in most water-based drilling fluids. When added to Quik-Gel (bentonite) slurry,
yields a mud system suitable for drilling in sandy formation. Can be added to
vegetable or mineral oil for an oil-based fluid suspension that is poured directly
into the drill string. Also used in air/gel-foam drilling
Quik-Trol LV: Modified, natural cellulosic polymer that provides filtration control
in most water-based drilling fluids, without substantially increasing viscosity. When
added to Quik-Gel or Bore-Gel slurry, it's suitable for drilling in sandy formation.
Can also be an oil-based fluid suspension.
Soda Ash: Granular powder primarily used to treat out hardness due to calcium
in makeup water, and to raise pH level.

CETCO, (800) 527-9948, cetco.com/dpg
ACCU-VIS: Liquid copolymer designed for fast field mixing, viscosity
building, and clay/shale stabilization in aqueous drilling HDD fluids.
NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.
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