DRILPLEX HDD Viscosifier | SLB



Multicolored fluids.

The DRILPLEX HDD viscosifier enables the formulation of fluids with exceptional shear-thinning properties, resulting in a drilling fluid with both excellent dynamic and static carrying capacity for solids. This is indicated by high-yield-point and low-plastic-viscosity readings.

When not circulating, the mud instantly reverts to a gelled state and results in high suspending capacity indicated by high, nonprogressive gel strength readings.

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Certified to NSF/ANSI 60


  • High rate of penetration
  • Optimum cuttings transport
  • Excellent solids suspension
  • Borehole stabilization
  • Low drilling costs

How to mix DRILPLEX HDD viscosifier

For 300 galUS [1,136 L] of drilling fluid mix:

  • Add 1.5 sacks (75 lb [34 kg]) of MAX GEL viscosifier in freshwater and hydrate for 10 min. If higher rheological properties are desired, mix more gel. For every 7 lb [3.2 kg] of additional gel added, the yield point rises approximately 20 points.
  • After the gel is hydrated, add 6 lb [2.7 kg] of DRILPLEX HDD viscosifier (3 vis cups) and mix for an additional 5 to 10 min.
  • For torque reduction, add 1.5 gal [5.7 L] of PLATINUM ROD EASE lubricant.