Diesel oil-based drilling fluid system
Ensure wellbore integrity for a variety of drilling challenges.
VERSAGEL HT pure hectorite clay is the primary viscosifier in all VERSA oil- based, NOVA synthetic-based, and PARADRIL paraffin-based drilling fluid systems with high-temperature requirements.
VERSAGEL HT viscosifier is used to increase the carrying capacity and suspension properties, provide support for weight materials, and improve cuttings removal. VERSAGEL HT viscosifier also aids in filtercake formation and filtration control.
|Typical Physical Properties|
|Physical appearance||Fine, creamy-white powder/dust|
|Solubility in water||Insoluble|
Good agitation and sufficient shear are required to develop viscosity when using VERSAGEL HT viscosifier to build a fresh mud. Initial system concentration will depend on the specific drilling fluid formulation and drilling conditions, but, for most applications, additions in the range of 2.8 to 9.8 lbm/bbl [8 to 28 kg/m3] are sufficient.
For system maintenance, VERSAGEL HT viscosifier should be added as needed to maintain downhole rheology, flow properties, and gel strengths in the desired ranges.
Bioassay information is available upon request. Handle as an industrial chemical, wearing protective equipment and observing the precautions as described in the safety data sheet.
VERSAGEL HT viscosifier is packaged in 50-lbm [22.7-kg] multi-wall paper sacks. Store in a dry location away from sources of heat or ignition, and minimize dust.
Filtration control additive eliminates mud conditioning trips between logging runs.
Successful track records for HT applications, and our field engineers and maintenance personnel are fully HT certified.