water-base mud

water-base mud

[′wȯd·ər ¦bās ′məd]
(petroleum engineering)
Oil-well drilling mud in which the liquid component is water, into which are mixed the thickeners and other additives.
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Hibtrol HV polymer does this with all the environmental benefits of a water-base mud system.
Platinum D-D: An aqueous blend of surface-active agents, Platinum D-D is designed to reduce the surface tension of all water-base mud systems to reduce the sticking tendency of water-sensitive shale cuttings which minimizes bit balling.
PolyPac R: This polyanionic cellulose is a high-quality, water-soluble polymer designed to control fluid loss and increase viscosity in water-base muds.
A major E&P operator's Geological & Reservoir Engineering borehole imaging specialist has approved the use of Allied-Horizontal Wireline's RMI tool in water-base mud systems.
Types include oil emulsion, invert oil emulsion, oil-base mud, and water-base mud.
Platinum DD: An aqueous blend of surface-active agents, Platinum DD is designed to reduce the surface tension of all water-base mud systems and reduce the sticking tendency of water-sensitive shale cuttings.
And, because it is an "UltraLow" (UL) additive, it causes minimal increase in viscosity in water-base muds.
And, because it is an "Ultra-Low" (UL) additive, it causes minimal increase in viscosity in water-base muds.
PoLyPac R: This polyanionic cellulose is a high-quality, water-soluble polymer designed lo control fluid loss and increase viscosity in water-base muds.
And, because it is an "Ultra-Flow" (UL) additive, it causes minimal increase in viscosity in water-base muds.
PolyPac R: PolyPac R polyanionic cellulose is a high-quality, water-soluble polymer designed to control fluid loss and increase viscosity in water-base muds.
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