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Drilling fluid solutions, systems, and products

Improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and minimize HSE impact

Drilling fluid solutions, systems, and products.
Drilling fluids.

Fluids fit for purpose

SLB helps oil and gas operators increase efficiency and lower costs by designing and engineering drilling fluid systems and additives that accommodate a wide range of drilling environments and demanding applications—HPHT, deep water, shale gas, heavy oil, depleted wells, and more.


Drilling fluids are critical to maintaining well control and wellbore stability throughout the drilling operation. In addition, they suspend cuttings while not circulating and transport them to surface while circulating to optimize drilling operations. They also clean, cool and lubricate the bit. Drilling fluids also isolate the surrounding formations by developing a tight filtercake across permeable sections. Drilling fluids may be water base or nonaqueous based. These fluids are selected and designed based on geologic conditions and directional and geometric requirements.

Proven solutions for downhole challenges—from the simple to the complex

Specialized additives complement the efficiencies of our advanced drilling fluid systems by targeting performance-hindering downhole problems that drive up costs and threaten drilling programs. SLB was the first company to introduce cost-effective, high-efficiency micronized barite technology to water- and oil-based drilling fluids.

Tailored fluids and additives for optimal efficiency and reduced cost

Our base fluids and additives are tailored for specific well construction applications. Custom formulation helps operators maintain wellbore stability, optimize ROP, and increase overall drilling efficiency while reducing NPT and minimizing HSE footprint.

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