M-I SWACO offers an extensive suite of viscosifiers designed to increase the viscosity of water-, oil-, and synthetic-base drilling fluids. We provide a variety of clay, polymer, and biopolymer viscosifiers to improve the hole-cleaning and solids-suspension capabilities of drilling fluids.
This viscosifier for the RHELIANT PLUS organophilic, thermally stable, flat-rheology invert-emulsion drilling fluid provides solids suspension during transportation to the rig site.
Used in synthetic-base mud systems, this viscosifier increases low-shear-rate viscosities and gel strengths for improved hole cleaning.
With the unique ability to produce a fluid that is highly shear-thinning and thixotropic, this additive increases carrying capacity in water-base systems.
This system delivers unequaled solids suspension that screens easily—even at high flow rates.
This technical-grade viscosifier provides viscosity, including low-shear-rate viscosity, and weight-material suspension for any type of mud system.
With the capability of doubling bentonite yield, this bentonite extender is able to maintain a given viscosity with half the amount of conventional clay solids while causing drilled solids to agglomerate and settle out.
For use in the DRILPLEX water-base drilling fluid system, this product adsorbs onto hydrated clay platelets to form a strong, stable complex.
This drilling fluid system can be engineered with different densities to work effectively in a range of applications.
This rapidly mixing, high-viscosity polymer is effective in freshwater and seawater spud.
This versatile viscosifier is frequently used to increase the hole-cleaning capacity for sweeps in directional or horizontal wells and for gelling freshly prepared muds being transported to the well.
This bentonite is used as a primary filtercake-building, filtration control, and suspension agent in freshwater and other water-base mud systems.
This premium-grade Wyoming bentonite yields 91–100 bbl of 15-cP mud per ton.
Small quantities of this additive provide viscosity and weight-material suspension in any type of water‐base mud system.
This viscosifier is used in oil-base, synthetic-base, and paraffin-base drilling fluid systems with high‐temperature requirements.
This modifier enhances the rheology profile while minimizing viscosity increases in low-temperature environments and deepwater applications.
This viscosifier for the RHELIANT thermally stable, flat-rheology drilling fluid system improves sag control.
This viscosifier for the TRUDRIL water-free all-oil-base drilling fluid system yields rapidly—even under low-shear conditions
This viscosifier increases low‐shear‐rate viscosities and gel strengths for improved hole cleaning in large-diameter, high-angle, horizontal, and extended-reach wells.
This clay is used to increase carrying capacity and suspension properties, providing support for weight materials and improved cuttings removal.