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DRILLING FLUIDS SELECTION GUIDE
PERFORMATROL 930 Clay Inhibition System: A single-sack product designed
primarily for minerals exploration and geotechnical drilling to provide borehole
stabilization, minimize core infiltration, and maximize clay/shale inhibition as a
single-sack system. NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 certified.
POLY-BORE Borehole Stabilizing Dry Polymer: Water-soluble, free-flowing,
easy-mixing, 100 percent dry granular polymer that provides a clear solids-free,
viscous, borehole stabilizing fluid for use in all types of trenchless construction
applications. NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 certified.
QUIK-TROL GOLD Highly Dispersible Filtration Control Additive:
A highly dispersible, polyanionic cellulosic (PAC) polymer provides ease
of mixing and improved filtration control in most water-based drilling
fluids. When added to AQUAGEL, QUIK-GEL, QUIK-BORE or BORE-GEL
slurry it can yield a low filtrate drilling fluid system suitable for drilling in
water-sensitive formations. NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 certified.
QUIK-TROL GOLD LV Highly Dispersible Low Viscosity Filtration Control
Additive: A highly dispersible polyanionic cellulosic (PAC) polymer that yields a
low-filtrate drilling fluid system with manageable viscosity suitable for drilling in
water-sensitive and unstable formations. NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 certified.
Soda Ash: Granular powder primarily used to treat out hardness due to calcium
in makeup water, and to raise pH level.
Bentonite Performance Minerals, LLC, (281) 871-7900,
bentonite.com
BARA-KADE DWD: Dry, free-flowing powder designed to solidify spent drilling
fluid and/or slurries to a consistency where the final material can be disposed of
as a solid waste. When mixed at the recommended concentration with a solid
laden slurry, BARA-KADEĀ®
DWD creates desired consistency within hours of
application. NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 certified.
POLYSELECT POWER DET: Proprietary blend of surfactants that reduces stickiness
of clay and shale, and bit balling.
POLYSELECT POWER PAC-L: Filtration control additive is designed to reduce
the filtration rate of water-based fluids, while having minimal impact to viscosity.
NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 certified.
POLYSELECT POWER PAC-R: Filtration control additive is designed to reduce
the filtration rate of water-based fluids, while also increasing viscosity. NSF/ANSI/
CAN Standard 60 certified.
POLYSELECT POWER SLURRY: Dry synthetic polymer used primarily to stabilize
soils during drilled shaft and trench construction.
POLYSELECT POWER SODA ASH: Water conditioner is designed to reduce
the hardness and increase the pH of make-up water utilized for drilling fluids.
NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 certified.
POLYSELECT POWER SWELL: Water swellable synthetic polymer designed to
mitigate inadvertent returns and stabilize unconsolidated formations.
POLYSELECT POWER THIN: Phosphate-free drilling fluid thinner and dispersant
that quickly acts to break up sticky clays and alter rheology. NSF/ANSI/CAN
Standard 60 certified.
POLYSELECT POWER VIS: Liquid emulsion used primarily to encapsulate clay
and shale to resist swelling and sloughing, and to increase lubricity and viscosity.
POLYSELECT POWER XAN: Biopolymer designed to increase suspension,
while having minimal impact on viscosity.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 percent in volume.
MAGMA FIBER: This specially formulated, extrusion spun mineral fiber and coarse,
long flexible fiber will give increased circulation by bridging and plugging off voids,
fractures, and all types of permeable formations. NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified.
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 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.
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