Water-based mud additives (WBM)

BLACKTROL® is a liquid asphalt  dispersion form blended with additives and  surfactants. It is used as a borehole stabilizer and sealing agent to bridge the pores and micro-fractures and to create an effective barrier that prevents destabilizing pressure transmission into the shale.  
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G-DRILL® is a polyglycol shale inhibitor. Protects clay minerals from swelling. “Clouds out” within the shale matrix and causes pore plugging and preventing pore pressure transmission. Promotes cuttings integrity, helps their disposal at the shale shakers. Improves mud lubricity and anti-balling properties.

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Hi-Temp versatile tall oil pitch based fluid loss control agent specifically designed to provide superior wellbore stability in adverse bottomhole environment (thermal stability up to 220C). Drilling fluid cost is usually lower due to the versatility of the product: expensive synthetic polymers can be eliminated from the mud formulation.
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OPTITROL® is a Tall Oil Pitch based versatile fluid loss control agent designed to provide superior wellbore stability as well as stable fluid loss and rheological properties of the drilling fluid even at bottomhole temperatures up to 2200C
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TERRAPAN® is a sodium polyacrylate copolymer synthetic filtration control agent used in freshwater, sea water and monovalent brines (up to 5% NaCl), stable at high temperature environment (up to 200C).

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Natural non-ionic polymer readily soluble in fresh and saltwater environments. Used in drilling muds to reduce mud filtrate in most water-based systems. CLEAN-STAR consists of two types of polysaccharides: amylopectin and amylose. During the manufacturing process pregelatination occurs: the starch is heated until protective amylopectin coating is ruptured and inner amylose is released.
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POLYCAP® is a shale inhibitor/ solids encapsulating polymer for water-based drilling fluids. It is a water soluble product of polyacrylamide and sodium acrylate copolymerization. POLYCAP® is an anionic polymer meaning it is attracted to the clays cationic surfaces and encapsulates them with the polymeric film. It is used in freshwater, seawater, NCl and KCl mud systems.

  PHPA shale inhibitor/ solids encapsulating polymer
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MAX-FLEX® is a modified, synthetic styrene-butadiene latex, easily dispersible in water. Stabilizes shale formations, prevents clay minerals hydration and lowers the mud fluid loss. Forms a membrane on the wellbore wall, encapsulates the cuttings with a strong film, preventing disintegration.

  modified synthetic styrene-butadiene latex
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KLA-FREE® - liquid polyamine shale inhibitor. It is a mildly cationic low molecular weight polymer supplied as a highly active aqueous solution. Protects water-sensitive shales and clays by decreasing the shale tendency to absorb water, suppress clay minerals hydration. Inhibition mechanism is similar to K+ ions, but in this case NH4+ plays a role of an agent that suppress interlayer water absorption.

  liquid polyamine shale inhibitor
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SHALE-X® is a water soluble organic material based on methyltrimethoxysilane. Designed to suppress shales and clays hydration process – both cuttings and wellbore wall. Forms a protective complex on the clay minerals, prevents water invasion into the shale matrix.  

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New generation high-performance asphalt based shale inhibitor specifically designed to provide enhanced wellbore stability in sensitive shale formations.
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POLYTROL® is a new generation organic polyamine shale inhibitor – ether amines. It is a key inhibitive ingredient of the new HPWBM - high-performance water-based muds. This type of mud has comparable inhibitive properties to oil-based mud (OBM).

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