DRILL GEL is an enhanced organophilic clay designed for use as a viscosifying and antisettling agent in diesel oil and low toxicity oil base drilling fluid . DRILL GEL is used to increase the yield viscosity.
DRILL GEL is also used to impart a° ree of filtration control and emulsion stability in relaxed filtrate systems.
DRILL GEL is a high grade montmerilonite clay which has been reacted with a quaternary ammonium compound.
Appearance: light tan powder
Particle size: Above 85 % passing 200 mesh
Specific Gravity @ 20°C: 1.8 Gr/Cm3
Moisture content: 3% max
The level of DRILL GEL required in drilling fluids can vary dramatically depending on the application. In general diesel based fluids use 2 to 6 ppb depending on the rheology desired mud weight and oil / water rates. Low toxicity oil based fluids, however require levels of 4 to 14 ppb depending on the° ree of napthanics or aromatics present in the oil being used, and the nature of the emulsifiers and wetting agents being used.
DRILL GEL is not considered harmful, but care must be taken to avoid excessive dust when using. Use goggles and gloves. Wash with soap and water if contaminated.
DRILL GEL is packed in 25 kg multi ply paper sacks