Drilling fluid additives

Drilling fluid additives

Geohellas offers environmental friendly, safe and effective solutions for drilling fluid additives.

The selectively mined and explicitly engineered materials for use in drilling muds, are based on attapulgite and saponite clays and meet the American Petroleum Institute (API) Specifications 13A, providing viscosity and excellent gelling characteristics in most water-based drilling fluids.

Attapulgite is suitable for drilling in salt water (offshore drilling and coring applications). It is mainly used to provide low-shear viscosity for lifting cuttings out of the annulus and for barite suspension. It is used to decrease the slurry weight, and increase the slurry volume. The dissolved salt quantities in the slurry do not have any adverse effects to the product properties.

For use as an oil based mud additive, the clay is coated with quaternary amine (organoclay), which makes it oil-dispersible and provides gel structure.

Our commitment to research and development helps ensure that our products and processes reflect the latest advancements in fluid additive technology.

Additional advantage of VEYO® vs other additives: its superiority in presence of contaminants such as salts, calcium sulfate or magnesium sulfate.

 

For more information on our products please contact industrial@geohellas.com