Water-based mud ROP enhancer
Keep the bit free of solids.
The KLA-SHIELD drilling fluid system includes a broad range of polyamines that make it a preferred system when environmental guidelines dictate a water-based drilling fluid and hole conditions demand flexibility.
The system is fine-tuned to meet a variety of drilling challenges—large-diameter wellbores, extended-reach drilling, and highly reactive shales. It also is ideal for drilling high-angle wells in reactive shale formations where wellbore stability, torque and drag, and borehole and logging quality are major concerns.
The KLA-SHIELD system uses three different mechanisms to inhibit swelling and dispersion of clay.
Products that make up the KLA-SHIELD system are formulated to address environmental concerns worldwide, both on land and offshore.
Effectively inhibit shale or gumbo clays from hydrating and minimize the potential for bit balling.
Adsorbs onto the clay surfaces and prevents cuttings from sticking.
Consorcio Shushufindi improves water-based mud recovery and decreases waste volume, onshore Ecuador.
Bit with conical diamond elements exceeds offset ROP in high-impact application.
Significant improvement of water-based drilling fluid recovery and decrease in final disposal waste volume improve efficiency in the Neuquén basin.
Enhanced-polymer water-based drilling fluid system provides excellent wellbore stability for challenging shale play, Argentina.
The well was drilled with no losses, stuck pipe or wellbore stability problems.