Drilling Fluids/Additives

Gel / Bentonite

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MAX BORE HDD

The MAX BORE* HDD system is a proprietary, blended, high‐yielding Wyoming bentonite supplied as a single‐sack product used especially in boring‐fluid applications. The MAX BORE HDD system provides suspension, wellbore stability and filtration control. The system also helps reduce torque and drag for water‐base applications and is designed to minimize environmental impact.

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MAX GEL

The MAX GEL viscosifier is a premium 220-bbl yield Wyoming Bentonite blended with special extenders.  Applications for the MAX GEL viscosifier include rapidly building mud viscosity and providing superior hole cleaning as well as helping to control lost circulation, formation sloughing, and hole instability in unconsolidated formations.  The viscosifier is capable of yielding more than twice as much viscosity as regular Wyoming bentonite.

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

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®

TRU-BORE® is a highly concentrated bentonite based drilling fluid designed for difficult drilling operations in both vertical and horizontal borings.

Clay & Shale Inhibitors

KLA-GARD

KLA-GARD shale stabilizer reduces the swelling of sensitive shales and drill cuttings exposed to water-base drilling fluids.  It inhibits shale hydration, reducing the effect of drill solids on viscosity and it works to minimize problems such as excessive dilution rates, increased torque and drag, high surge and swab pressures and bottomhole assembly balling.

Hydroforce

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

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.

Detergents & Thinners

RINGFREE

RINGFREE polymeric thinner is a highly efficient, thermally stable thinner and surface-active agent that removes bentonite clays from the frill string.  It is environmentally acceptable and contains no heavy metals.

Det Force

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

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

PLATINUM PAC

PLATINUM PAC cellulosic filtration control polymer is a readily dispersible water-soluble polymer.  It is effective in low concentrations, with the normal fluid-loss treatment ranging from .25 to 1 lbm/bbl.  PLATINUM PAC polymer is used as a filtrate reducer and borehole stabilizer in water-base drilling application.

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

Greases & Lubricants

Drill Lube

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.

PLATINUM ROD EASE

PLATINUM ROD EASE lubricant mixes instantly and is not affected by water quality.  For this product to deliver effective rod protection and reduce torque after drilling has started, consideration must be given to the number of joints and the amount of fluid in the hole.  Normal treatment levels are 1% to 2% of fluid volume.  PLATINUM ROD EASE reduces torque and drag, prevents rust, increases ROP, and is environmentally safe.

Lost Circulation Material (LCM)

HDD Defense

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

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

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.

POLYSWELL

POLYSWELL copolymer is used to fill or seal fractures. As the material fully hydrates, the fracture or void is sealed. This product can also be spotted in caving zones to reduce caving problems.
Directly after placing the pill, pull up above the problem zone to prevent sticking. Full hydration occurs in 20 to 30 min. Circulate with mud and lost-circulation material (LCM) to fill the bridge. This material is environmentally safe.

Magma Fiber

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.

pH Control

Soda Ash

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 Bicarb

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.

Rheology Modifiers

DRILPLEX HDD

DRILLPLEX HDD is a specialty product used to enhance the yield point and gel strengths of bentonite.  DRILPLEX HDD is an inorganic chemical viscosifier for water-base bentonite drilling fluids.

Cobble Commander

This one of a kind HDD utility drilling fluid has yet to meet a job it can’t handle. Cobble Commander increases the drilling fluid’s ability to carry out cuttings without drastically affecting the viscosity. This is indicated by high-yield point and low plastic viscosity readings. When not circulating, the mud instantly returns to a gelled state and immediately suspends drilled cuttings. At the end of the day, Cobble Commander will allow for more time efficient drilling and the carrying out of more cuttings, proving the efficiency and quality of the formula.

Viscosifiers

DUO-VIS

DUO-VIS xanthan gum is a dispersible, non-clarified, high-molecular-weight biopolymer used for increasing viscosity in water-base systems.  Small quantities provide viscosity and weight material suspension for all water-base mud systems.  DUO-VIS biopolymer has the unique ability to produce a fluid that is highly shear-thinning and thixotropic.

Sand Force

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

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

POLY-PLUS

POLY-PLUS polymer is a high-molecular-weight, anionic liquid designed to provide cuttings encapsulation and shale stabilization.  POLY-PLUS additive also acts as a viscosifier, friction reducer and flocculant.

POLY-PLUS 2000

POLY-PLUS* 2000 polymer is a multi‐functional synthetic copolymerdeveloped for use in  freshwater‐, potassium‐ and saltwater‐base drilling fluids. POLY‐PLUS 2000 water‐free  dispersion has excellent freeze/thaw stability and is not subject to phase separation or  premature activation inside the pail or drum. POLY‐PLUS 2000 copolymer provides the same  benefits as regular POLY‐PLUS polymer, but at lower concentration.

POLY-PLUS EHV

POLY-PLUS*  EHV  acrylic  copolymer is an extremely high‐molecular‐weight, high‐charge,  polyacrylamide supplied as a dry granular powder. POLY‐PLUS EHV acrylic copolymer  produces very high viscosity solutions at low dosage rates, particularly in freshwater. It has  excellent handling characteristics, mixes easily, and dissolves quickly when added to waterbase fluid systems.

POLY-PLUS RD

POLY-PLUS*  RD acrylic  copolymer (PHPA) is a readily dispersible product designed to provide  cuttings encapsulation and shale stabilization. It is formulated for easy mixing with improved  dispersion to eliminate “fish eyes.” This is beneficial when rapidly mixing either large quantities or  high concentrations of polymer where good mixing equipment is unavailable. POLY‐PLUS RD  acrylic copolymer acts as a viscosifier, friction reducer, and flocculant. It also provides some fluidloss control.    POLY‐PLUS RD acrylic copolymer is a specially treated, high‐molecular‐weight additive. It can be  used in mud systems ranging from low solids to weighted muds, using makeup waters from  freshwater to saltwater.

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