Our custom-formulated fluid systems and additives help operators enhance drilling efficiency while decreasing costs and mitigating HSE impact. With a suite of filtercake breakers, corrosion inhibitors, shale inhibitors, and much more, M-I SWACO has the extensive portfolio of advanced solutions and in-depth expertise to help you meet your operational goals—no matter the job’s challenge, location, or size.
Adjust and regulate the degree of acidity or alkalinity of drilling fluids.
Prevent bacterial degradation and reduce the souring of drilling mud.
Mitigate corrosion, neutralize hazardous acid gas, and prevent the formation of production-impairing scale.
Counteract the formation of foam, which can negatively impact the production process as a result of liquid carryover.
Control filtration and stabilize temperatures.
Reduce formation fluid loss caused by the liquid phase of the drilling fluid.
Increase the viscosity of water-base drilling fluids to enhance hole cleaning.
Improve air or gas drilling through water-bearing formations with chemical offerings that serve as surfactants.
Seal costly loss zones and preserve operational integrity.
Reduce the coefficient of friction to minimize torque and drag while drilling with water-base fluid.
Free pipe with spotting or soaking agents for all types of drilling fluids.
Inhibit the deposition of mineral scales.
Drill effectively with scavengers that are effective at the pH levels found in most drilling fluids.
Inhibit reactive shales with a suite of low-toxicity, environmentally acceptable additives.
Reduce interfacial tension between water/oil, water/solid, water/air, and other contacting surfaces.
Increase the rheological and filtration stability of drilling fluids, and improve the thermal stability in higher-temperature environments.
Help modify the relationship between the viscosity and percentage of solids in drilling fluids.
Maximize contact with formation waters to improve water-sampling performance.
Improve the hole-cleaning and solids-suspension capability of drilling fluids.
Control formation pressures, prevent formation caving, and facilitate the pulling of dry pipe.
Strengthen unstable wellbores, minimize lost circulation, and mitigate other issues that can jeopardize project efficiency and economics.