Mineral oil–based drilling fluid system
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VERSAWET oil-based mud surfactant is used primarily in relaxed-fluid-loss, lower-lime VERSA oil-based mud systems that use VERSACOAT oil-based mud emulsifier and surfactant. VERSAWET surfactant is an excellent wetting agent that is especially effective in systems using difficult-to-wet FER-OX hematite weighting agent. It is also effective at oil-wetting barite and drill solids and at reducing the adverse effects of water contamination.
|Typical Physical Properties|
|Typical Physical Properties Physical appearance||Dark brown/green, viscous liquid|
|Typical Physical Properties Specific gravity||0.95-1.05|
|Typical Physical Properties Flash point||>200 degF [93.3 degC] (Pensky–Martens closed-cup test)|
|Typical Physical Properties Pour point||44 degF [6.7 degC]|
VERSAWET surfactant oil-wets weight material and drill solids to prevent water-wet solids, improves thermal stability, rheological stability, filtration control and emulsion stability while it improves the fluid’s resistance to contamination.
Concentrations for initial formulations range from 1 to 4 lbm/bbl [2.85 to 11.4 kg/m3] with daily treatments of ~0.063 lbm/bbl [0.18 kg/ m3]. The recommended treatment levels depend on the oil-water ratio, anticipated temperatures, desired properties and the other products used in the formulation.
The VERSA family of systems includes
Bioassay information is available upon request. Handle as an industrial chemical, wearing protective equipment and observing the precautions described in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
VERSAWET surfactant is packaged in 55-galUS (208-L) drums. Store in a dry, well-ventilated area. Keep container closed. Keep away from heat, sparks and flames. Store away from incompatibles.
Ensure wellbore integrity for a variety of drilling challenges.
Liquid one-drum product for preparing weighted oil-based spotting fluids.
Improve thermal stability and HTHP filtration control while in the presence of contaminants.
Provide improved thermal stability and HPHT filtration control over a wide temperature range and in the presence of contaminants.