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DRILLING FLUIDS SELECTION GUIDE
CETCO X-TORQUE: A 100-percent environmentally safe, non-petroleum
lubricant specifically developed for HDD and mineral exploration, as well as other
drilling applications. Can be used in bentonite systems or polymer drilling fluids.
CLAY CUTTER: Used on any size HDD bore to greatly reduce or eliminate
clay cuttings from sticking to each other and to the drilling tools. Swelling of
the bore will be reduced or eliminated; rotation and pullback pressures will
be significantly reduced.

to create an extremely high-performance slurry for clay drilling. The product is
highly concentrated, so very little is used compared to most other detergents.
REL-PAC: Natural cellulosic, granular polymer designed for building a low-solids
drilling fluid with increased stability. Forms a tight, thin filter cake that reduces
fluid loss to the formation.

CLAY CUTTER PRO: Dry, concentrated, non-hazardous, proprietary clay inhibitor
that can be used with either polymer or bentonite drilling fluid systems. An ideal
additive for HDD bores in reactive clay soils, and can be used in recycling systems.

REL-PAC XTRA-LOW: Helps increase borehole stability by lowering filtrate
and fluid loss more effectively than other polyanionic cellulose (PAC) polymers.
Aids cleaning by not significantly raising viscosities and impeding flow.
Helps control reactive formations by reducing available water, and controls
unconsolidated formations by reducing whole fluid loss.

DRILL-TERGE: Liquid solution of nonionic surfactant formulated to increase
detergency and wetting properties of drilling fluids. Designed to work in fresh
or saltwater to reduce torque and drag.

SHORE PAC: Easy-mixing, water-soluble, polymer supplied as a granular powder
designed for preparation of viscous earth-reinforcing fluids or slurries in a variety
of drilling applications.

HERCUL-EZ: Proprietary additive used in conjunction with bentonite-based
drilling muds. With proper formulation, the system will produce a unique drilling
fluid with excellent shear thinning characteristics. At low shear or at rest, the fluid
will gel and allow for suspension of large cuttings, yet thins immediately under
pumping conditions. At rest, the fluid looks and behaves like a semi-solid but
when sheared, even slightly, reverts back to a thin, almost water-like consistency.
NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.

SLURRYBOND: Powdered, inorganic mineral formula used for the solidification
of high-solids drilling slurries. Made from non-biodegradable mineral designed
for use on waste slurry that fails to pass a Paint Filter Liquids Test (PFLT).

INSTA-VIS DRY: Highly concentrated, granular polymer ideal for sticky and
swelling clays, and shale. Increases rate of penetration and stabilizes the
borehole, while improving cohesion in sandy soil. Can be used in saltwater,
such as tidal conditions.
INSTA-VIS LOW VISCOSITY: Easy-mixing, dry, water-soluble polymer used
in horizontal and vertical drilling applications. Compatible with recycling
equipment.
INSTA-VIS PLUS: Liquid polymer designed to improve drilling efficiency in
both horizontal and vertical drilled holes through its rapid field mixing, viscosity
development, and clay and shale inhibition. Can be used with VERSAFOAM PLUS
to stiffen, and in brackish water. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.
MACRO-FILL: Granular, super-absorbent, solidification and loss circulation
material. Rapidly absorbs and retains large volumes of water from aqueous
solutions, but only expands 1% in volume.
PUREGOLD CLEANDRILL: For drilling operations where clay-based drilling
fluids are restricted and a biodegradable drilling fluid is recommended. Industry
standard for use in horizontal and vertical remediation wells.
QUAD POWER POWER-BASE: Highly concentrated, liquid, polymer emulsion
that serves as the base for QUAD POWER polymer drilling products. Used by
itself, POWER-BASE will produce a high viscosity solution; in water it can fulfil
the demands of most short bore length drilling applications.
QUAD POWER POWER-CLAY: A concentrated, non-hazardous, proprietary
clay inhibitor that can either be used with bentonite fluids or can be added to
other QUAD POWER polymer drilling products. POWER-CLAY is an ideal
additive for HDD bores in reactive clay soils.
QUAD POWER POWER-SAND: A highly concentrated, liquid polymer that
can either serves as a stand-alone fluid or can be added to other QUAD
POWER polymer drilling products. Use it with POWER-BASE to increase solids
suspension. POWER-SAND will produce a high viscosity solution designed
to suspend sand, silt and fine gravel. It contains a combination of proprietary
lost circulation materials and can produce a thin filter-cake on the walls of a
borehole, which can prevent fluid from flowing out into porous formations.
QUAD POWER POWER-TERGE: A highly concentrated, liquid, surfactant/
detergent that can either be used with bentonite fluids or added to other QUAD
POWER polymer drilling products. Used with bentonite, POWER-TERGE will help
prevent rod-sticking and seizing. When added to POWER-BASE, it can function

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SLURRYBOND 200: Proprietary, solid, granular, super-absorbent polymer
that rapidly absorbs and retains aqueous matter. Made from non-biodegradable
polymer designed for use on waste slurry that fails to pass a Paint Filter Liquids
Test (PFLT) or slump test.
SLURRYBOND 2000: Powdered, inorganic mineral and polymer formula
used for the solidification of high-solids drilling slurries. Made from a
non-biodegradable mineral and polymer mixture designed for use on
waste slurry that fails to pass a Paint Filter Liquids Test (PFLT) or slump test.
SLURRYBOND 2000 G: Granular, inorganic mineral and polymer formula
used for the solidification of high-solids drilling slurries. Made from a nonbiodegradable mineral and polymer mixture designed for use on waste
slurry that fails to pass a Paint Filter Liquids Test (PFLT) or slump test.
SUPER PAC: Multi-purpose, liquid polymer designed for minimizing fluid loss
to the formation. Enhances properties of bentonite drilling fluids and creates
optimum drilling efficiency through filtration control.
SUPER PAC XTRA-LOW: Low-viscosity polymer that aids in the control of
reactive and unconsolidated formations by reducing filtrate and whole
fluid loss. Assists hole cleaning in HDD work and increases penetration rates
in vertical wells by not significantly raising viscosities.
SUPER THIN: Highly concentrated additive engineered to reduce drilling
fluid viscosity and assist in settling solids. It offers immediate thinning action,
reduces gel strength and is more cost-effective than traditional thinners.
NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.
SUSPEND-IT: Dry biopolymer used to increase suspension and removal
of larger drilling cuttings, gravel and cobble in difficult formations. Enhances
gel strength without significantly increasing viscosity.

Drilling Mud Direct LLC, (720) 489-0300, www.muddirect.net
Barakade DWD Solidify: Effectively solidifies leftover slurry and cuttings.
Allows for disposal via dump truck instead of vac truck, reducing overall
volume to be disposed and disposal costs.
DMD Lubra Star: Our most popular liquid additive, it reduces torque and friction,
prevents sticking, lubricates many aspects of the bore, and is invaluable as
an additive for pipe pull.
DMD Power PAC L/DMD Power PAC R: Dry, polyanionic-cellulose (PAC)
polymer that improves filtrate/water-loss control and improves borehole stability.
Available in "L" grade (viscosity neutral) and "R" grade (boosts viscosity).
DMD Power XAN: Premium-quality biopolymer used as a suspension enhancer
and hole cleaning aid. Helps suspend cuttings, sand and gravel.


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