SHALE-X®DP is a high-performance blend of silicate components with the silicate module of at least 2.0 that provides inhibition and stabilization of highly reactive shales and clays.
It is a cost-effective solution to superior shale inhibition, wellbore stability and in-gauge drilling.
SHALE-X®DP molecules act by forming a polymerized inorganic complex on the shale surfaces thus building a physical and chemical barrier to fluid invasion.
This product is compatible with most of the mud additives and also can increase overall polymer mud temperature stability by 20-30C.
- cost-effective inhibition of reactive shales
- prevents solids build-up
- promotes wellbore stability
- preserves cutting integrity
- minimizes mud discharge and dilution rates
- adds 20-30C to polymer temperature stability
5-7 kg/m3 (14-20 ppb). The product is normally added through the mud hopper. Pilot testing is recommended.
Free-flowing white powder
Please refer to the MSDS for specific instructions
SHALE-X®DP is packaged in 50lbs (22.7 kg) bags