Well-formulated drilling fluids are crucial for efficient and safe well construction. Achieving the right rheological properties is key to this process.
In the case of non-aqueous drilling fluids, rheological additives play a vital role. They help in suspending and removing cuttings during drilling operations and prevent the settling of solids during tripping.
Our BENTONE® and THIXATROL® product lines are specifically designed to enhance the rheology of your drilling fluid systems. They provide properties such as high shear thinning, temperature stability, viscosity control, and excellent hole cleaning.
Aqueous drilling fluids are gaining traction in the market due to their improved economics and alignment with sustainability goals. This shift towards water-based formulations is a significant trend in the energy sector.
We offer a comprehensive range of additives tailored for water-based drilling fluids, ensuring compliance with ecolabel regulations. Elementis manufactures modified BENTONE® hectorite-based clays, THIXATROL® polymeric rheology modifiers, and the Dapro® family of defoamers to meet your specific needs.