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Invert emulsion system typically used in a variety of formations where the internal phase is a brine (CaCl2 or NaCl) and the external phase is a hydrocarbon, usually diesel.
Numerous polymers can make up this systems and variations depend on density, temperature exposure and viscosity requirements. These systems can be formulated to be calcium tolerant, temperature tolerant up to 300°F or higher and brine (NaCl or CaCl2) tolerant through saturation.
Sources of calcium are typically either lime (Ca(OH)2) or Gypsum (CaSO4). Depending on pH, calcium levels can be run up to 2,000 or more mg/L. These systems, Lime in particular, are very tolerant to acid gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S).
Most water based muds (WBM) can be further enhanced by additions of the potassium ion (K++) and the sources are typically, potassium hydroxide (KOH), potassium acetate (CH3CO2K), potassium sulfate (K2SO4) and in limited cases potassium chlorided (KCL).
A common WBM that does not use powerful dispersants like lignite and/or CLS to maintain lower rheological properties. Use of Sodium Polyacrylate technology is commonly deployed in these systems.
An invert emulsion system that uses synthetic oil (LAO, PAO, IO, Mineral Oil etc...) as its external primary phase and uses a brine (CaCl2 or NaCl) as its internal phase. These oils typically have a larger molecular chain than diesel and as such are more environmentally friendly.
Very common WBM that relies on lignite and/or Chrome lignosulfonate (CLS) to disperse the particles and control (lower) rheological values. Can handle mud weights exceeding 16.0 ppg (1.92 SG) with little difficulty.
Universal Fluid Services (UFS) system that uses proprietary technology to protect shale zones and add lubricity to the fluid as a secondary benefit. This system is capable of using fresh water or brine (NaCl) as its primary fuid makeup.
Our dedicated staff is highly experienced in all drilling fluid types and most completion fluid types. Our specialists have an average of 21 years total fluids experience with a min/max of 11-44 years
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