Exploration Technology Oil/Gas - Drilling
BYK Additives and Instruments manufactures several lines of additives that can be used to modify the properties of drilling fluids. The additives can be used in oil-based drilling fluids as the primary viscosifying agents and as suspension agents. BYK has a variety of additives to modify the rheological properties of a wide host of base oils to include diesel, mineral oil, polyalphaolefins, linear alpha olefins, internal olefins, linear paraffins, linear alkyl benzene and others. We also offer a wide range of anti-foam and defoaming additives for water-based drilling fluids.
Find here our additive recommendations for oil-based drilling fluids and their key benefits as well as technical data sheets for download.
Additive Recommendations for oil-based Drilling Fluids
|Viscosity Additive||Invert Emulsion System||All-Oil|
|Ultra High Efficiency|
* - will require a polar activator
GARAMITE-7303 can be added as a rheology modifier to improve the low shear viscosity
CMO - Conventional mineral oil; Cutter D, Distillate 822, ODC-15
LTMO - Low toxic mineral oil; Escaid 110; LVT-200, ODC
Synthetics - Olefins and linear paraffins; Amodrill, XP-07, C16-C18