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Aqueous Fluid Solutions

Water-based drilling fluids that perform with sustainable purpose

With M-I SWACO water-based drilling fluid systems, you get the performance of oil-based fluids with the environmental acceptability of water-based fluid.

Drilling fluids that are more than just water

Operators are moving toward water-based fluids for their operations to comply with sustainability requirements. In anticipation, we have developed the most complete portfolio of aqueous fluid solutions that not only deliver sustainability with competitive performance in drilling and reservoir drill-in fluids (RDFs) but also advanced digital management and automation, along with sustainability tools that help quantify reduced emissions through the entire fluids management life cycle. So, you maintain your performance edge while lowering total cost of ownership and sustainability footprint with a wide variety of options based on specific targets outlined by you. These options help keep operations above water by lowering logistical costs, eliminating transport of base oil or cuttings, and minimizing the costs associated with lost circulation.

 

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Aqueous Sustainability Technologies

HydraGlyde

High-performance water-based drilling fluid system

Reduce torque, drag, shale swelling, and dispersion in environmentally sensitive shale.

KLA-SHIELD

Enhanced-polymer water-based drilling fluid system

Meet a variety of drilling challenges—large-diameter wellbores, extended-reach drilling, and highly reactive shales.

ULTRADRIL

High-performance water-based drilling fluid system

Inhibit reactive clays, encapsulate cuttings, and prevent accretion and bit balling.

VeraTherm

High-temperature water-based drilling fluid

Enhanced rheological profile and fluid loss control with low sag tendency.

Aqueous Systems

DRILPLEX

Mixed metal oxide water-based drilling fluid system

Screen easily, even at high flow rates, with unequaled solids suspension.

Endura

High-performance brine-compatible drilling fluids

Maintain efficient well control in the Bakken.

GLYDRIL

Advanced polyglycol system

Apply in polyglycol systems with fresh- to medium-salinity makeup water and in low formation temperatures.

SILDRIL

Silicate-based drilling fluid system

Achieve flexibility you never thought possible in a water-based drilling fluid.

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