BYK Additives & Instruments

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 AdditiveInvert Emulsion System All-Oil
Diesel
#2
CMO LTMO Synthetics (Coring Fluid)
Economy
CLAYTONE-II
CLAYTONE-3 *
General Purpose
CLAYTONE-IMG 400
High Efficiency
CLAYTONE-EM
CLAYTONE-ER
Ultra High Efficiency
CLAYTONE-SF
GARAMITE-7303

* - will require a polar activator
GARAMITE-7303 can be added as a rheology modifier to improve the low shear viscosity

 

->Recommended
->Acceptable

 

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

Key Additive Benefits

Viscosity Additive Minimal ShearEconomicHigh YieldSuspension
Enhancement
HTHP < 375 °F
(190.6 °C)
CLAYTONE-II
CLAYTONE-3
CLAYTONE-IMG 400
CLAYTONE-EM
CLAYTONE-ER
CLAYTONE-SF
GARAMITE-7303
->Recommended
->Acceptable