Bakken Xpress Harsh Brine Drilling Fluids Lubricant | SLB

Bakken Xpress

Harsh brine drilling fluids lubricant

Schlumberger Oilfield Services

The Bakken Xpress harsh brine drilling fluids lubricant provides outstanding lubricity in produced water and brine fluids and reduces metal-to-metal and metal-to-wellbore friction. Bakken Xpress lubricant significantly decreases torque and drag in high-angle and horizontal wells compared with traditional lubricants.

Typical Physical Properties
Physical appearance Brown liquid
Specific gravity 0.86 at 68 degF [20 degC]
pH 6.56 (10% 75/25:IPA/H2O)
Solubility in water Slightly soluble
Flash point 76.8 degF [24.9 degC]


  • Produced water and brine fluids


  • Reduces the coefficient of friction, torque, and drag
  • Helps maximize ROP
  • Resists storage in cold environments down to –4 degF [–20 degC]


  • Environmentally acceptable, nondiesel-based lubricant
  • Effectiveness in produced water and brines


It has a minimal tendency to grease out when exposed to a high-pH, high-hardness environment. It is not intended for offshore drilling applications.

Toxicity and handling

Handle as an industrial chemical, wearing protective equipment and observing the precautions as described in the safety data sheet (SDS). Bioassay information is available upon request.

Packaging and storage

Bakken Xpress lubricant is generally packaged in 55-galUS [208-L] drums. Follow safe warehousing practices regarding palletizing, banding, shrink-wrapping, and stacking. Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool, and well-ventilated place. Store in original container. Avoid heat, flames, and other sources of ignition. To avoid ignition of vapors by static electricity discharge, all metal parts of the equipment must be grounded.