Gel / Bentonite
AMC GEL™ is a modified, high quality grade bentonite formulated to ensure a high quality bentonite mud can be mixed with ease. AMC GEL™ provides viscosity and gelling to most water based fluids while also contributing to fluid loss control
AMC EZEE BORE
AMC EZEE BORE™ is an easy to mix, high quality bentonite based product that provides excellent rheological and filtration control properties and is ideally suited for use in horizontal directional drilling, water well, mining and tunnelling applications
Super Gel X
SUPER GEL-X is an easy mixing, high viscosity 200 bbl yield freshwater drilling fluid produced from the highest grade Wyoming sodium bentonite. SUPER GEL-X is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects.
HYDROGEL® PLUS is a High Performance Bentonite with a unique formula making it a very effective viscosifier. This premium grade beneficiated Wyoming Bentonite is specifically designed for use with mud recycling systems on large HDD Bores.
TRU-BORE® is a highly concentrated bentonite based drilling fluid designed for difficult drilling operations in both vertical and horizontal borings.
Clay & Shale Inhibitors
HYDROFORCE HDD is a proprietary blend of liquid clay stabilizers designed to stabilize water sensitive formations, and prevent hydration. HYDROFORCE HDD inhibits clays by means of suppressing the hydration and swelling associated with water absorption. Clay inhibition is achieved by preventing water uptake and by providing superior cuttings integrity. HYDROFORCE HDD effectively reduces bit and BHA balling and aids in hole stability in addition to increasing effectiveness of solids control equipment.
Clay-Decay is a proprietary dispersant that effectively and aggressively interrupts reactive clays and stops them from sticking to the bit /cutter. Clay-Decay is an extremely versatile product that can be utilized in sweeps for cleaning to increase ROP and limit bit-balling. Clay-Decay is also an effective tool for aiding in viscosity control. By working as a thinner, it gives operators more control over unforeseen and random encountered drilling conditions.
CLAY-STAR liquid is designed for use as a permanent clay/shale stabilizer. The product provides excellent shale and clay control and greatly reduces bit balling and mud rings. CLAY-STAR is compatible with all drilling fluids and bentonite, synthetic polymers and biopolymers. CLAY-STAR is used as a permanent solution to reactive or swelling clay and eliminates the need for detergent or thinning agents.
Detergents & Thinners
Det FORCE is a water-soluble surfactant designed to reduce the surface tension of all water‐base mud systems and reduce the sticking tendency of water‐sensitive clays. It is used in all drilling areas and can be effective in virtually any water‐base drilling fluid. It is used primarily in HDD crossings to minimize bit balling, reduce surface tension, and aid in dropping sand and removing drill solids. Det FORCE reduces torque and drag, even when no oil is present in the system.
Thin FORCE is a low molecular weight, anionic, synthetic copolymer supplied as a high activity aqueous solution for use as a deflocculant in water-based drilling fluids. The primary application for Thin FORCE is to help control the rheology of drilling fluids by reducing viscosity and gel strengths. Thin FORCE also helps with fluid loss control.
Fluid Loss Additives
Pac L Force
PAC L FORCE is a premium grade high-purity proprietary polyanionic cellulose additive used for rheology and fluid loss control in drilling fluids. It is effective at controlling fluid-loss with a minimum increase in viscosity. PAC L FORCE is ideal for drilling fluid systems requiring tight filtration control and low rheological properties.
Pac R Force
PAC R FORCE is a premium grade high-purity proprietary polyanionic cellulose additive used for rheology and fluid loss control in drilling fluids. It is effective at controlling fluid-loss with a minimum increase in viscosity. It also improves the quality of filter cake in water base drilling fluid systems. PAC R FORCE is ideal for drilling fluid systems requiring tight filtration control and low rheological properties
STAR-PAC LV is a high-quality, readily dispersible water-soluble polyanionic cellulose polymer. STAR-PAC LV is designed to control fluid loss and increase viscosity in water-base muds. STAR-PAC LV is used where fluid loss control is required, without affecting the beneficial rheological properties of the drilling fluid.
Star-Pac R is a high-quality, readily dispersible water-soluble polyanionic cellulose polymer. Star-Pac R is designed to control fluid loss and increase viscosity in water-base muds. Star-Pac R controls fluid loss and provides viscosity in freshwater and seawater drilling fluid system.
Greases & Lubricants
Drill-Lube HDD is an engineered blend of environmentally friendly lubricants designed to help you drill faster and pull pipe easier. Through rigorous lab and field testing, Drill-Lube HDD has been formulated to vastly reduce rotational torque and drag while requiring less product usage than competitors. In addition, Drill-Lube HDD’s affinity for metal coats all of the drill rods and bits which can reduce wear and extend the life of the tools. Typical application ranges depend on each company’s specific drilling program. DrillChem partners with operators to create a custom-tailored application to help drive efficiency and performance.
Lost Circulation Material (LCM)
HDD DEFENSE is a blend of environmentally safe sealants and swellable materials designed to remediate inadvertent return events in HDD applications. Designed to be applied at the onset of inadvertent returns, HDD Defense should be spotted as a pill on bottom (in the inadvertent return zone), with typical concentrations varying from 1 – 1.5 lb/gallon.
DRILL SEAL is a blend of natural plant fibers. These deformable and compressible particles conform to the shape of pores and fractures to provide a bridge and a primary seal against loss of drilling mud. DRILL SEAL can be used as a standalone product, or in conjunction with Right Turn Supply’s other proprietary lost circulation materials to combat lost circulation/inadvertent returns. These pills may be used in sweep fashion.
Seal FORCE super absorbents are cross-linked, insoluble, organic, acrylamide copolymers designed to swell in the presence of water to plug up pores and fractures causing Inadvertent returns. Seal FORCE polymers are capable of absorbing between 50 ~ 350 times their own weight of water while remaining as separate individual particles. The absorption of water causes the particles to swell to a volume much greater than their original size. Once absorbed, the water is tightly bound and will not be released unless subjected to very high pressure, heat or certain chemicals.
Magma Fiber is a specially formulated acid‐soluble mineral fiber. The coarse, long, flexible fiber helps to regain circulation losses by bridging and plugging off voids, fractures and highly permeable formations. It can be mixed in low concentrations directly into the active system for seepage losses or in higher concentrations in loss circulation “pills”. It can be mixed with any drilling fluid additives and works well with other lost circulation materials.
AMC PLUG™ is a polymer in granular form that absorbs up to 500 times its original volume in water. AMC PLUG™ is ideal for sealing zones of lost circulation and can also be used to reduce rod vibration in holes where lost returns are a problem.
SODA ASH is used to condition and soften make-up water and raise pH, allowing drilling fluid additives to mix more efficiently. SODA ASH treats out hardness due to calcium in make-up water and raises Ph
SODIUM BICARBONATE, commonly referred to as Bicarb, is used in water based fluids as a source of bicarbonate ions. Bicarbonate ions precipitate calcium and reduce pH. SODIUM BICARBONATE is principally used to treat cement contamination. SODIUM BICARBONATE is used to treat soluble calcium in water based drilling fluids. It treats cement contamination, deflocculates contaminated fluids, precipitates calcium and reduces pH. Elevated pH and calcium have the ability to precipitate numerous polymer additives commonly used in drilling fluids. SODIUM BICARBONATE helps to prevent high pH and calcium concentrations in order to maintain polymer concentrations.
A specialty product used to enhance Barakade Plus/Star Gel Premium, Star Plex viscosifier is an inorganic extender for water‐base bentonite drilling fluids. Star Plex allows the formulation of fluids with exceptional LSRV – a drilling fluid with both excellent dynamic and static fluid characteristics. This is indicated by high‐yield point, high low‐end RPM readings and elevated float get strengths. When not circulating, the mud instantly returns to a gelled state and immediately suspends drilled cuttings. Unlike other inorganic bentonite extenders like mixed‐metal oxide (MMO), Star Plex is compatible with anionic products such as detergents or polymers.
SAND FORCE is a high-performance, dispersible xanthan biopolymer used to impart low end, shear thinning, and suspension properties in drilling fluids.
SAND FORCE is used as a clay substitute to impart thixotropic properties by maintaining optimum suspension and carrying capacity in drilling fluids without increasing solids loading.
It is the polymer of choice for increasing viscosity in extended-reach and horizontal crossings, especially those crossings involving low annular velocities.
Bore FORCE is an aqueous emulsion of anionic polyacrylamide/polyacrylate copolymer used to stabilize clay and shale formations and as a viscosifier. It can be used in fresh or brackish waters and mixes easily while requiring minimum shear to achieve full effectiveness. Liquid PHPA is used as a shale inhibitor and solids-encapsulating polymer in freshwater, seawater, NaCl and KCI drilling fluid systems. Under specific drilling fluid system conditions, very low concentrations of PHPA can extend the viscosity of bentonite
Bore Force Dry
Bore FORCE DRY is a powder/granular anionic polyacrylamide/polyacrylate copolymer used to stabilize clay and shale formations and as a viscosifier. It can be used in fresh or brackish waters and mixes easily while requiring minimum shear to achieve full effectiveness. PHPA is used as a shale inhibitor and solids-encapsulating polymer in freshwater, seawater, NaCl and KCI drilling fluid systems. Under specific drilling fluid system conditions, very low concentrations of PHPA can extend the viscosity of bentonite
XAN-STAR D is a biopolymer used for increasing viscosity in water-base systems. Small additions provide viscosity and weight-material suspension for all water-base mud systems. XAN-STAR D has the unique ability to produce a fluid that is highly shear-thinning (LSRV). XAN-STAR D effectively increases viscosity for cuttings transport and suspension in all water-base fluids, from highly weighted to low-solids systems, and including freshwater, seawater, salt and heavy-brine systems.
STAR-DRILL LV polymer is a low-molecular-weight, medium-charge polyacrylamide designed to provide cuttings encapsulation and clay-dispersion inhibition for use in both fresh and salt water. STAR-DRILL LV improves fluid loss control without adding to fluid viscosity and extends bentonite systems to produce an inhibitive drilling-fluid system without affecting mud rheology. STAR-DRILL LV provides excellent cuttings encapsulation by forming a protective film that prevents cuttings from sticking to each other or on the shaker screens.
EnviroDry 1.0 is a proprietary mineral based super absorbent polymer blend for use in solidification of aqueous slurries. The inorganic mineral base aids in capturing heavy metals while the super absorbent polymer efficiently takes up water turning the slurry in to a solid that passes a paint filter test for solid waste disposal. The efficiency of EnviroDRY 1.0 allows for low application rates eliminating bulking of material thus minimizing disposal costs. EnviroDRY 1.0 is well suited for solidification of water-based drilling fluids or potholing material.
EnviroDry 2.0 is a fibrous and granular proprietary absorbent / polymer blend for use in solidification of aqueous slurries where low dusting is necessary. This fast-acting blend is easy to use and quickly turns slurry to a solid that passes a paint filter test. The efficiency of EnviroDRY 2.0 allows for low application rates eliminating bulking of material thus minimizing disposal costs. EnviroDRY 2.0 is well suited for solidification of water-based drilling fluids or potholing material.
EnviroDry 3.0 is a solid granular superabsorbent polymer that swells and absorbs many times its weight in aqueous solutions. The efficiency of EnviroDRY 3.0 allows for low application rates eliminating bulking of material thus minimizing disposal costs. EnviroDRY 3.0 is well suited for solidification of water-based drilling fluids or potholing material.