wall cake

wall cake

[′wȯl ¦kāk]
(petroleum engineering)
In drilling operations, the solid deposit along the hole wall due to filtration of the fluid part of the mud into the formation.
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Multi-purpose drilling gel provides strong wall cake and formation control for all drilling types.
We add PAC polymers to aid the bentonite fluid to lay down an impermeable wall cake when drilling sands.
Provides smooth wall cake for lubricity and lattice structure for sealing of unconsolidated sandstone formations, improved yield and gel strengths in fresh with high hardness values and improved solids separation in side of hydrocylones due to "shear thinning" characteristics.