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Our custom-formulated fluid systems and additives help operators enhance drilling efficiency while decreasing costs and mitigating HSE impact. With a suite of filtercake breakers, corrosion inhibitors, shale inhibitors, and much more, PetroZer has the extensive portfolio of advanced solutions and in-depth expertise to help you meet your operational goals—no matter the job’s challenge, location, or size.

PetroZer provides a suite of additives designed to control the degree of acidity or alkalinity in drilling fluids.

Soda ash

The common name for sodium carbonate, this weak base is used to precipitate calcium, increase pH, and flocculate spud mud.

Citric acid

This organic acid is used to reduce the pH of drilling fluids as well as to remove calcium

Lime

Mild mineral-base lime is used to increase the pH level in calcium-base clear brine fluids

Our line of typically organic amines is used to prevent bacterial degradation and help reduce the souring of drilling mud.

SAFE-CIDE bactericide

This proprietary biocide provides long-lasting results.

We offer amine- and phosphorus-base products as well as other specially engineered chemicals that control corrosion, neutralize hazardous acid gas, and prevent scale.

CONQOR corrosion inhibitors

This suite of products helps prevent corrosion on casing, tubing, and downhole tools.

SULFATREAT DFS drilling fluid system iron-oxide hydrogen sulfide adsorbent

This adsorbent is safer, faster, and more cost effective than zinc compounds and reduces the apprehension associated with drilling in hydrogen sulfide environments.

OS-1L sulfite-base oxygen scavenger

Continuously injected at the pump suction, this scavenger removes oxygen from the drilling or completion fluid while circulating.

SULFATREAT XLP

This extended-life iron oxide–based H2S adsorbent is easy to handle and backed by an industry-leading performance warranty.

M-I SWACO offers an assortment of products for counteracting the formation of foam, which can negatively impact production as a result of liquid carryover.

ANTI-FOAM XLRT low-toxicity defoaming additive

Compatible with freshwater and seawater drilling fluids, brine systems, and all common additives, this defoamer is easy to mix, works quickly, and is effective in low concentrations.

DEFOAM EXTRA high-performance defoamer

An operator offshore Malaysia was preparing to batch drill and complete the reservoir sections of six wells.

DEFOAM EXTREME specialized brine-base system defoamer

An operator offshore Malaysia was preparing to batch drill and complete the reservoir sections of six wells.

DEFOAM-X all-purpose liquid defoamer

Operational in a range of applications, this persistent defoamer features low toxicity and is environmentally acceptable at recommended concentrations.

DEFOAM-A alcohol-base defoamer

This defoamer is compatible with freshwater, brackish-water, seawater, and saturated-salt muds as well as completion brines and all common mud additives.

Other products

  • DEFOAM PLUS NS low-toxicity defoamer
  • BUBBLE BUSTER low-toxicity defoamer
  • NULLFOAM defoamer

Our portfolio includes a number of emulsifiers to create an emulsion of two insoluble liquids. We also offer wetting agents that lower the surface tension of a liquid and enable it to spread more quickly and easily.

Other available products are designed specifically for invert-emulsion and water-base drilling fluids for improved operational flexibility.

ACTIMUL RD cold-weather emulsifier

This multifunctional dry emulsifier improves thermal stability and enhances HPHT filtration control.

ECOGREEN ester synthetic-base drilling fluid

This drilling fluid achieves good lubricity and inhibition while reducing environmental impact.

EMUL HT HPHT emulsifier

For use in reservoirs up to 390 degF `{`200 degC`}`, this stabilizer is designed for use in VERSADRIL diesel oil-base and VERSACLEAN mineral oil-base drilling fluid systems.

MEGADRIVE emulisifier package

The MEGADRIVE package is an invert emulsion formulated with MEGADRIVE P and MEGADRIVE S emulsifiers as the primary components and engineered to meet and maintain the desired fluid properties.

MEGADRIVE P primary high-performance emulsifier

The MEGADRIVE P primary high-performance emulsifier is the primary emulsifier to be used in conjunction with the MEGADRIVE S secondary high-performance emulsifier designed for oil-based drilling fluids.

MEGADRIVE S secondary high-performance OBM emulsifier

The MEGADRIVE S secondary high-performance OBM emulsifier is a concentrated and powerful emulsifier with drill solids wetting capability designed to be paired with the MEGADRIVE P primary high-performance OBM emulsifier for oil-based muds.

MEGAMUL multipurpose emulsifier

This emulsifier serves as the basic emulsifier and wetting agent in the MEGADRIL oil-base temperature-stable invert-emulsion drilling fluid system. Secondary benefits include improved thermal stability and HPHT filtration control.

MUL XT high-temperature emulsifier

Effective over a wide range of temperatures, this emulsifier provides excellent emulsion stability, preferential wetting of solids by the continuous phase, filtration control, and overall system stability.

NOVAMUL basic emulsifier

Engineered for synthetic-base drilling fluid, this emulsifier enables high-quality filtration and thermal stability.

NOVATEC synthetic drilling fluid system

This system can help operators address pore pressure uncertainty.

OILFAZE sacked oil-base concentrate

A blend of asphalts, surfactants, and organic soaps, this concentrated product provides filtration control and rheological stability over a wide range of temperatures.

ONE-MUL liquid emulsifier package

This emulsifier provides excellent emulsion stability, preferential wetting of solids by the continuous phase, filtration control, and temperature stability.

PARAMUL oil-base drilling fluid emulsifier

This emulsifier provides excellent emulsion stability and preferential solids wetting, filtration control, and temperature stability.

SUREMUL stabilizing emulsifier

This emulsifier provides excellent emulsion stability, preferential wetting of solids by the continuous phase, filtration control, and temperature stability.

SUREWET RHELIANT system invert-emulsion system surfactant

This surfactant provides thermal stability and HPHT filtration over a wide temperature range and in the presence of contaminants.

VERSACOAT oil-base mud emulsifier and surfactant

This family of emulsifiers and surfactants provides thermal stability and HPHT filtration control.

VERSAMUL versatile emulsifier package

This product package provides excellent emulsion stability, secondary wetting, viscosity, filtration control, and temperature stability.

VERSATRIM oil-on-cuttings reducing additive

Designed to reduce the amount of oil retained by drill cuttings generated when drilling with an oil‐base fluid, this additive also decreases high-shear-rate viscosities in high-water-content fluid systems.

VERSAWET oil-base mud surfactant

This surfactant is especially effective in systems using difficult-to-wet hematite.

M-I SWACO offers a complete line of chemicals used to reduce fluid loss to the formation caused by the liquid phase of the drilling fluid. Our filtration reducers can be formulated to work effectively in bottomhole temperatures as high as 500 degF [260 degC].

ECOTROL filtration-control additive

These environmentally acceptable additives boost HSE profiles.

MEGATROL readily dispersable filtration reducer

Effective in 100% diesel oil–base applications and in temperatures up to 350 degF `{`177 degC`}`, this filtration reducer provides HPHT fluid loss control at low concentrations.

ONE-TROL HT high-temperature filtration control agent

Applicable to all oil- and synthetic-base systems, this high-temperature filtration control agent easily disperses for efficient, effective filtration control.

FLO-PLEX fluid loss control agent

In contrast with conventional anionic additives, this agent will not destroy low-end rheology.

HIBTROL modified metal cellulose polymer filtration reducer

This filtration reducer provides cuttings encapsulation, filtration control, and improved shale inhibition.

M-I GEL viscosifier

These premium-grade bentonites are used as a primary filtercake‐building, filtration‐control, and suspension agent in freshwater systems and can be used in all water‐base mud systems.

M-I PAC polyanionic-cellulose filtration-control additive

These additives attach and encapsulate drill solids, helping to control dispersion.

NOVATEC F filtration-control additive

Used as a fluid-loss reducer in the NOVATEC synthetic drilling fluid system, this additive helps rapidly reduce HPHT filtration, even when used at relatively low concentration levels.

POLYPAC water-base-mud filtrate control additive

This polyanionic cellulose is a high‐quality, water‐soluble polymer designed to control fluid loss and increase viscosity in water‐base muds.

POLY-SAL preserved-modified-starch filtration-control additive

This starch reduces filtration to provide rheology stability in all makeup waters, including high-salinity and high-hardness brines.

RESINEX high-temperature stabilizer and fluid loss control resonated lignite

This lignite is effective in high-temperature reservoirs.

SP-101 water-base-mud fluid loss control additive

Used for reducing fluid loss in freshwater and seawater muds, this additive has a high temperature rating and is not subject to bacterial degradation.

SureTrol polymeric filtration-control additive

This synthetic polymer provides viscosifying and bridging functions for cost-effective fluid loss control.

TANNATHIN thinner and fluid loss control ground lignite

Composed of naturally occurring material, this ground lignite is used to deflocculate water‐base muds and deliver thin, low‐permeability filtercakes.

THERMPAC UL high-temperature fluid loss control agent

Exclusively offered by M‐I SWACO, this HT agent controls fluid loss in a wide variety of drilling fluids with a minimal increase in viscosity.

UNIPAC SUPREME water-base-mud filtrate control additive

These polyanionic cellulose products are designed to control fluid loss and promote shale stabilization in water‐base muds.

UNITROL polysaccharide-base fluid loss control agent

This agent generates less viscosity compared with regular-viscosity products.

VERSALIG amine-treated lignite filtration reducer

An effective alternative to asphalt and gilsonite, this filtration reducer is effective in all oil- and synthetic-base drilling fluids.

VERSATROL asphaltic resin

This resin is used for HPHT filtration control, often to seal low‐pressure and depleted formations.

VERT-TROL asphaltic fluid loss additive

This additive is used to seal low-pressure and depleted formations and is compatible with all oil-base systems.

Other products

  • CAUSTILIG causticized lignite filtration reducer
  • MY-LO-JEL pregelatinized cornstarch system
  • SureTrol polymeric filtration-control additive

Our portfolio of specially engineered additives is designed to inhibit reactive shales in water-base drilling systems and reservoir drill-in fluids. Our shale inhibitors are designed to enhance drillability while maintaining low toxicity for environmental acceptability.

HydraHib shale inhibitor

A component of the HydraGlyde high-performance water-based drilling fluid system, this shale inhibitor intercalates and reduces the space between clay platelets so that water molecules will not penetrate and cause swelling.

HydraCap encapsulating additive

Another component of the HydraGlyde system, this low-molecular-weight additive adsorbs onto clay and forms a protective film that prevents sticking.

KLA-STOP liquid polyamine shale additive

This additive prevents water uptake by clays and provides superior cuttings integrity.

ULTRAHIB shale inhibitor

The primary shale inhibitor in the ULTRADRIL high-performance water-base drilling fluid system, this inhibitor can be added directly to the mud system with no effect on viscosity or filtration properties.

ASPHASOL sulfonated shale inhibitors

These shale inhibitors help stabilize shale sections, control solids dispersion, and improve wallcake characteristics.

GLYDRIL advanced polyglycol system

This family of polyglycol systems features a broad cloud-point and molecular-weight range to accommodate low-, medium-, and high-salinity polyglycol systems.

DCAP D polymeric shale inhibitor

This low-molecular-weight polymeric shale inhibitor contributes minimally to viscosity and enhances filtration properties.

KLA-CAP low-molecular-weight shale inhibitor

This low-molecular-weight shale inhibitor is effective in highly inhibitive water-base drilling fluids.

KLA-CURE hydration suppressant

This suite of water-soluble, environmentally acceptable hydration suppressants is designed to reduce the dispersion and swelling of reactive clay formations.

KLA-GARD shale stabilizer and inhibitor system

This system reduces the swelling of sensitive shales and drill cuttings exposed to water-base drilling fluids.

POLY-PLUS high-molecular-weight liquid clay inhibitor

This suite of additives controls swelling clays and inhibits clay hydration.

POROSEAL copolymeric filtration-control sealing additive

This unique additive provides permeability plugging to effectively seal shales and filtercakes.

SILDRIL wellbore stabilizer SILDRIL D dry sodium silicate

This silicate is used for chemical wellbore stabilization.

SILDRIL K potassium silicate

This silicate is used for chemical wellbore stabilization.

TARCLEAN anticrete agent

A powerful solvent for removing tar and heavy oil, this agent features a citrus odor that makes it more pleasant to use than many alternatives.

ULTRACAP ULTRADRIL system encapsulating shale inhibitor

For use in the ULTRADRIL high-performance water-base drilling fluid system, this shale inhibitor is designed to achieve exceptional cuttings encapsulation and clay dispersion inhibition.

KLA-HIB amine-base shale inhibitor

This amine-base shale inhibitor manages dilution.

KLAFLOC shale inhibitors

Used in polymer-base drilling and drill-in fluids, these inhibitors help enhance cuttings integrity.

Other products

  • K-52 potassium supplement

Our portfolio of specially engineered additives is designed to inhibit reactive shales in water-base drilling systems and reservoir drill-in fluids. Our shale inhibitors are designed to enhance drillability while maintaining low toxicity for environmental acceptability.

HydraHib shale inhibitor

A component of the HydraGlyde high-performance water-based drilling fluid system, this shale inhibitor intercalates and reduces the space between clay platelets so that water molecules will not penetrate and cause swelling.

HydraCap encapsulating additive

Another component of the HydraGlyde system, this low-molecular-weight additive adsorbs onto clay and forms a protective film that prevents sticking.

KLA-STOP liquid polyamine shale additive

This additive prevents water uptake by clays and provides superior cuttings integrity.

ULTRAHIB shale inhibitor

The primary shale inhibitor in the ULTRADRIL high-performance water-base drilling fluid system, this inhibitor can be added directly to the mud system with no effect on viscosity or filtration properties.

ASPHASOL sulfonated shale inhibitors

These shale inhibitors help stabilize shale sections, control solids dispersion, and improve wallcake characteristics.

GLYDRIL advanced polyglycol system

This family of polyglycol systems features a broad cloud-point and molecular-weight range to accommodate low-, medium-, and high-salinity polyglycol systems.

DCAP D polymeric shale inhibitor

This low-molecular-weight polymeric shale inhibitor contributes minimally to viscosity and enhances filtration properties.

KLA-CAP low-molecular-weight shale inhibitor

This low-molecular-weight shale inhibitor is effective in highly inhibitive water-base drilling fluids.

KLA-CURE hydration suppressant

This suite of water-soluble, environmentally acceptable hydration suppressants is designed to reduce the dispersion and swelling of reactive clay formations.

KLA-GARD shale stabilizer and inhibitor system

This system reduces the swelling of sensitive shales and drill cuttings exposed to water-base drilling fluids.

POLY-PLUS high-molecular-weight liquid clay inhibitor

This suite of additives controls swelling clays and inhibits clay hydration.

POROSEAL copolymeric filtration-control sealing additive

This unique additive provides permeability plugging to effectively seal shales and filtercakes.

SILDRIL wellbore stabilizer SILDRIL D dry sodium silicate

This silicate is used for chemical wellbore stabilization.

SILDRIL K potassium silicate

This silicate is used for chemical wellbore stabilization.

TARCLEAN anticrete agent

A powerful solvent for removing tar and heavy oil, this agent features a citrus odor that makes it more pleasant to use than many alternatives.

ULTRACAP ULTRADRIL system encapsulating shale inhibitor

For use in the ULTRADRIL high-performance water-base drilling fluid system, this shale inhibitor is designed to achieve exceptional cuttings encapsulation and clay dispersion inhibition.

KLA-HIB amine-base shale inhibitor

This amine-base shale inhibitor manages dilution.

KLAFLOC shale inhibitors

Used in polymer-base drilling and drill-in fluids, these inhibitors help enhance cuttings integrity.

Other products

  • K-52 potassium supplement

M-I SWACO offers a complete line of chemicals used to reduce fluid loss to the formation caused by the liquid phase of the drilling fluid. Our filtration reducers can be formulated to work effectively in bottomhole temperatures as high as 500 degF [260 degC].

ECOTROL filtration-control additive

These environmentally acceptable additives boost HSE profiles.

MEGATROL readily dispersable filtration reducer

Effective in 100% diesel oil–base applications and in temperatures up to 350 degF `{`177 degC`}`, this filtration reducer provides HPHT fluid loss control at low concentrations.

ONE-TROL HT high-temperature filtration control agent

Applicable to all oil- and synthetic-base systems, this high-temperature filtration control agent easily disperses for efficient, effective filtration control.

FLO-PLEX fluid loss control agent

In contrast with conventional anionic additives, this agent will not destroy low-end rheology.

HIBTROL modified metal cellulose polymer filtration reducer

This filtration reducer provides cuttings encapsulation, filtration control, and improved shale inhibition.

M-I GEL viscosifier

These premium-grade bentonites are used as a primary filtercake‐building, filtration‐control, and suspension agent in freshwater systems and can be used in all water‐base mud systems.

M-I PAC polyanionic-cellulose filtration-control additive

These additives attach and encapsulate drill solids, helping to control dispersion.

NOVATEC F filtration-control additive

Used as a fluid-loss reducer in the NOVATEC synthetic drilling fluid system, this additive helps rapidly reduce HPHT filtration, even when used at relatively low concentration levels.

POLYPAC water-base-mud filtrate control additive

This polyanionic cellulose is a high‐quality, water‐soluble polymer designed to control fluid loss and increase viscosity in water‐base muds.

POLY-SAL preserved-modified-starch filtration-control additive

This starch reduces filtration to provide rheology stability in all makeup waters, including high-salinity and high-hardness brines.

RESINEX high-temperature stabilizer and fluid loss control resonated lignite

This lignite is effective in high-temperature reservoirs.

SP-101 water-base-mud fluid loss control additive

Used for reducing fluid loss in freshwater and seawater muds, this additive has a high temperature rating and is not subject to bacterial degradation.

SureTrol polymeric filtration-control additive

This synthetic polymer provides viscosifying and bridging functions for cost-effective fluid loss control.

TANNATHIN thinner and fluid loss control ground lignite

Composed of naturally occurring material, this ground lignite is used to deflocculate water‐base muds and deliver thin, low‐permeability filtercakes.

THERMPAC UL high-temperature fluid loss control agent

Exclusively offered by M‐I SWACO, this HT agent controls fluid loss in a wide variety of drilling fluids with a minimal increase in viscosity.

UNIPAC SUPREME water-base-mud filtrate control additive

These polyanionic cellulose products are designed to control fluid loss and promote shale stabilization in water‐base muds.

UNITROL polysaccharide-base fluid loss control agent

This agent generates less viscosity compared with regular-viscosity products.

VERSALIG amine-treated lignite filtration reducer

An effective alternative to asphalt and gilsonite, this filtration reducer is effective in all oil- and synthetic-base drilling fluids.

VERSATROL asphaltic resin

This resin is used for HPHT filtration control, often to seal low‐pressure and depleted formations.

VERT-TROL asphaltic fluid loss additive

This additive is used to seal low-pressure and depleted formations and is compatible with all oil-base systems.

Other products

  • CAUSTILIG causticized lignite filtration reducer
  • MY-LO-JEL pregelatinized cornstarch system
  • SureTrol polymeric filtration-control additive

We provide specially formulated flocculants used to increase the viscosity of water-based drilling fluids to enhance hole cleaning. Our flocculants are also used to increase bentonite yield and to clarify or dewater low-solids fluids

GELEX bentonite extender

This extender doubles the yield of bentonite and increases viscosity without excess addition of clay solids

SAFE-FLOC II surfactant and solvent blended filtration Aid

This filtration aid suspends oil-base-mud solids in clear-brine fluids for effective transportation from the well.

SAFE-FLOC III clear brine flocculant

This is used to flocculate and suspend insoluble iron solids in completions.

Chemical offerings comprising surface-active agents that act as surfactants to foam in the presence of water. Foaming agents are particularly beneficial in air or gas drilling through water-bearing formations.

PLATINUM FOAM biodegradable foaming agent

This water-soluble agent features a high flash point to minimize transit restrictions as well as a low freezing point for cold-weather applications.

M-I SWACO offers the industry’s most extensive line of lost circulation materials (LCMs) engineered specifically to seal costly loss zones. Our comprehensive suite of LCMs includes an engineered approach to the design and application of plugs and bridging agents. Our lost circulation technologies include proprietary engineering software to determine the optimal particle size distribution of bridging materials.

We provide basic LCMs ranging from flakes and fibers to specially engineered families of crosslinking polymers designed to plug large fractures or vugular zones. Additionally, our thermally activated gelling agents generate viscosity and develop a gel structure once bottomhole temperature exceeds 140 degF [60 degC].

FORM-A-BLOK AS acid-soluble lost-circulation pill

This pill is designed for wellbore-strengthening applications and a wide variety of lost circulation scenarios, including fractures and matrix permeability.

FybeCarb high-efficiency, acid-soluble, single-sack loss-prevention and remedial material

This material helps prevent and cure lost circulation events with a lower load of materials compared with conventional blends.

G-SEAL sized graphite bridging agent

This suite of bridging agents bridges and seals permeable and fractured formations to control seepage losses and reduce the risk of differential sticking.

C-SEAL fluid loss control system

This effective, economical fluid loss control system reduces bridging and plugging when drilling and can control seepage to partial to severe lost-circulation zones

HIBTROL modified metal cellulose polymer filtration reducer

This filtration reducer provides cuttings encapsulation, filtration control, and improved shale inhibition.

FORM-A-SET polymeric lost circulation control material

This suite of material is designed to plug matrix and fracture zones.

M-I SEAL lost circulation material

Effective when drilling fractured or vugular highly porous matrix formations, this all-purpose LCM reduces severe lost circulation and minor seepage losses.

M-I-X II ground cellulose plugging agent

Particularly useful for preventing differentially stuck pipe when drilling depleted zones, this LCM is available in fine, medium, and coarse grades for optimal particle-size selection.

SAFE-CARB ground marble bridging agent

Available in a range of grind sizes, this high-purity, acid-soluble calcium carbonate offers multiple advantages over conventional limestone bridging agents.

VERSAPAC thermally activated organic thixotropic LCM

This highly efficient product delivers maximum formation stability with minimal viscosity increase.

VINSEAL filtration control and electrical stability LCM

This LCM is available in fine, medium, and coarse grades.

M-I SWACO has developed an extensive line of surfactants—also referred to as surface-active agents—that reduce interfacial tension between water/oil, water/solid, water/air, and other contacting surfaces. Our portfolio of HSE-acceptable surfactants includes emulsifiers, wetting agents, and inhibitive agents.

DRILZONE ROP-enhancing surfactant

Specifically designed to improve ROP in water-base mud systems, this surfactant is especially effective when run with PDC bits.

CLEAN UP rig cleaning agent

This heavy-duty, low-sudsing agent is effective in a variety of scenarios—from general rig and engine cleanup to specialized cuttings wash solutions for oil-base muds.

D-D drilling detergent

This detergent reduces the surface tension of all water-base mud systems and decreases the sticking tendency of water-sensitive shale cuttings.

DRIL-KLEEN concentrated, low-toxicity, mild drilling detergent surfactant

This surfactant coats drill cuttings and metal surfaces to reduce the sticking tendency of hydratable shales.

SWA EH invert-emulsion wetting agent

This powerful wetting agent helps prevent water wetting of solids.

ULTRAFREE ROP-enhancing surfactant

Specifically designed to improve ROP in the ULTRADRIL high-performance water-base drilling fluid system, this surfactant effectively keeps the bit free of solids and lowers torque and drag.

DRILZONE L low-cost surfactant

Specially designed for onshore drilling, this cost-effective surfactant improves ROP in water-base mud systems, especially when run with PDC bits.

VERSACOAT oil-base mud emulsifier and surfactant

This surfactant helps improve thermal stability and HPHT filtration control over a wide temperature range.

SUREWET RHELIANT system invert-emulsion system surfactant

This surfactant improves thermal stability and HPHT filtration control.

VERSAWET oil-base mud surfactant

This concentrated, powerful surfactant is used primarily in relaxed‐fluid‐loss, low‐lime oil mud systems.

Other products

  • SCREENKLEEN screen-blinding prevention system
  • Drilling fluids wash
  • ECOKLEEN tar-application surfactant
  • NOVAWET thermally stable synthetic-mud surfactant
  • PA-10 lubricant and antiaccretion additive

M-I SWACO has developed chemical solutions designed to free pipe once it has become stuck. We offer pipe-freeing compounds for use as spotting or soaking fluids for all types of drilling fluids.

PIPE-LAX oil-base stuck-pipe-freeing compound

This family of compounds is proved to free stuck pipe quickly and effectively.

M-I SWACO offers specially designed additives formulated to inhibit the deposition of calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, and other mineral scales on downhole tubulars and associated surface equipment.

BaSOL scale dissolver

A breakthrough in scale dissolver technology, this product rapidly removes barium ions for efficient storage as metal chelate.

SCALE-SAFE PRO

This inhibitor alters the structure of scale particles to prevent scaling caused by calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, and barium sulfate.

Other products

  • SI-1000 mineral-scale inhibitor additive

Our highly effective oxide scavengers are effective at the pH levels found in most drilling fluids.

Zinc oxide

This fine-particle-size powder maximizes surface area for fast, efficient sulfide scavenging.

Zinc carbonate

The fine-particle-size distribution of zinc carbonate is effective in water-, oil-, and synthetic-base fluids.

We offer an assortment of additives designed to increase the rheological and filtration stability of drilling fluids and to improve the thermal stability in higher-temperature environments. Our temperature stabilizers include synthetic polymers that are thermally stable up to 400 degF [204 degC].

CALOTHIN HPHT rheology-stabilizing additive

In addition to its thinning effect, this additive is also used to effectively reduce fluid loss.

CALOSPERSE chrome-free high-temperature additive

This additive is specially formulated to improve rheology control.

PTS-200 polymer temperature stabilizer

This product effectively reduces the degradation of polymers at higher thermal conditions, thereby allowing polymer fluids to be used effectively in wellbores with higher bottomhole temperature gradients.

XP-20 chrome lignite additives

An excellent choice for HPHT filtration control, these additives deliver high-quality shale inhibition.

Other products

GLYDRIL DG water-miscible polyglycol

M-I SWACO offers a line of thinners and dispersants that are specially designed to modify the relationship between the viscosity and percentage of solids in drilling fluids. We provide thinners for most water-, oil-, and synthetic-base drilling fluids.

RHEDUCE thinner and conditioner dispersant

This dispersant is used to reduce overall viscosity and gel strengths.

RHEFLAT PLUS gallant and rheological modifier

This product enhances the rheology profile while minimizing viscosity increases in low-temperature environments and deepwater applications.

K-17 potassium-causticized lignite

This product provides shale control and filtration benefits.

CALOSPERSE chrome-free high-temperature additive

This additive improves rheology in the ENVIROTHERM NT chrome-free water-base drilling fluid system.

RHEOCHEK chrome-free lignosulfonate

Effective in all water-base mud systems, this lignosulfonate reduces and stabilizes viscosity and gel strengths.

VERSATHIN oil-base mud dispersant

Used as a thinner and conditioner in oil-base drilling fluid systems, this dispersant reduces viscosity and gel strengths without requiring dilution or changing the oil/water ratio.

SPERSENE chrome lignosulfonate

For use in all water‐base systems, this lignosulfonate reduces gel strength, stabilizes temperatures, and controls filtration.

THINSMART water-base drilling fluid thinner

This thinner controls the rheological and fluid-loss properties of water-base fluids.

Other products

  • CAUSTILIG
  • RHEOSPERSE

Our specially formulated tracers provide maximized contrast with formation waters for improved water sampling performance, especially when using the MDT Modular Formation Dynamics Tester.

OPTITRAK 600 modular formation dynamics tester tracer

This blue dye additive provides maximum contrast with formation waters and improves the formation water sampling performance of the MDT tester.

Other products

  • ALPINE TRACER BEADS deepwater cement identifier

M-I SWACO provides barite, hematite, and calcium carbonate materials to impart density to all water-base and invert-emulsion drilling fluids. Weighting agents are used to control formation pressures, prevent formation caving, and facilitate the pulling of dry pipe.

M-I WATE high-quality barite

This barite is the most widely used weighting material for applicability in all drilling fluid systems. It meets all API specifications for barite except density.

MicroBar micronized weighting additive

By using controlled particle size distribution, this weighting additive increases the weight of high-density nonaqueous fluids while reducing barite sag as compared with fluids formulated with API drilling-grade barite.

WARP advanced fluids technology

This fluid technology ensures low-rheology drilling fluids without barite sag by creating exceptionally stable fluid properties through micrometer-sized weighting materials that are 10 times smaller than drilling-grade barite.

FER-OX hematite weighting agent

This weighting agent has a high specific gravity, resulting in lower solids content and often a higher ROP compared with barite mud

M-I BAR barite

This drilling-grade barite is used to increase the density of drilling fluids.

M-I SWACO continues to lead the way in product innovations that help operators strengthen unstable wellbores, minimize lost circulation, and mitigate other issues that can jeopardize project efficiency and economics.

Our products help improve hole cleaning and ECD management while reducing torque, drag, and the risk of hole erosion. Additionally, our materials can be deployed with the use of software programs that provide immediate information to avoid and eliminate drilling complications.

FybeCarb high-efficiency, acid soluble, single-sack loss-prevention and remedial material

This material comprises acid-soluble marble and fiber to help prevent and cure lost circulation events with a lower load of materials compared with conventional blends.

G-SEAL PLUS industrial carbon and graphite bridging agent

This agent seals permeable and fractured formations to control seepage losses, reducing the risk of differential sticking.

OPTISEAL wellbore strengthening material blend

This family of wellbore-strengthening material blends can plug fracture apertures of up to 1,200 um in addition to providing good fluid loss control in moderate- to high-permeability formations.

FER-OX hematite weighting agent

This weighting agent has a high specific gravity, resulting in lower solids content and often a higher ROP compared with barite mud

VINSEAL filtration control and electrical stability lost circulation material

Available in fine, medium, and coarse grades, this material helps to reduce fluid loss, enhance filtercake quality, and minimize differential-pressure sticking tendencies.