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High Performance Chemicals for Drilling and Completion Fluids

we offer a broad portfolio of specialty chemicals designed to support and enhance the drilling process. The focus is on high performing, temperature stable, and contamination tolerant products for drilling fluid systems. 

Many of our products are designed to control the flow behavior of the drilling fluid (viscosifiers and thinners). Other additives are designed to minimize the loss of water from the drilling fluid to the formation (fluid loss additives) or prevent shale from swelling (shale inhibitors).

The comprehensive BASF portfolio also includes other necessary additives such as lubricants, biocides, defoamers, emulsifiers and shale inhibitors. Drilling under high temperature conditions requires intensive corrosion protection for which BASF offers a special class of corrosion inhibitors. After a successful drilling job, BASF’s flocculants are used to clean up spent drilling fluid and the waste mud pits. BASF´s efficient cleaning agents do the same for drilling equipment.

Application areas and recommended products

Drilling Function

Chemistry

Recommended Products

Bentonite Extenders

Polyacrylate, sodium salt

Alcomer® 180

Alcomer® 1771

Biocides

Glutaraldehyde

Myacide® GA types

Protectol® GA types

Dewatering additives

Polyacrylamide-based polymers

PolyDADMAC

Polyamine

Alcomer® 24

Alcomer® 80 types

Alcomer® 700 types

Alcomer® 7100 types

Alcomer® 800 types

     

Fluid Loss Additives

Sulfonated polymer

 

Polydrill®

Alcomer® 507

Shale Inhibitors

 

Glycols

 

Alcomer® 110RD

Alcomer® 115

Alcomer® 120 types

Basodrill types

Thinners

Sulfonate polymers

Polythin®

Viscosifiers

Attapulgite

Polyacrylamide-based polymers

Mixed metal hydroxide

DC-150

Alcomer® 274

Polyvis® II