High-performance water-based drilling fluid system
Reduce torque, drag, shale swelling, and dispersion in environmentally sensitive shale.
The HydraCap encapsulating additive is a low-molecular-weight, dry acrylic acid copolymer that provides excellent cuttings encapsulation by adsorbing onto the clay surfaces and forming a protective film that prevents cuttings from sticking to each other or the shaker screens. The additive limits dilution rates and low-gravity-solids loading by preventing clay solid from dispersing into the mud system.
|Typical Physical Properties
||0.6 to 0.9
|pH (at 5 g/L, dilution)
||5 to 8
|Solubility in water
Low-molecular-weight, dry acrylic acid copolymer for cuttings encapsulation.
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