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TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance
Specific Gravity
Solubility
Flash Point
Pour Point



Clear Amber Liquid
@ 72º F 0.91-.92
Water Insoluble
>300º F

<0º F


ADDITIVE BENEFITS

The intended use for this product is to increase penetration rate without altering the fluid viscosity and represents a tremendous improvement to lubricant technology. Drillfast® was designed to attract metal surfaces, and reduce the sticking coefficient of clay particles. It is an ideal additive for any water base fluid, but is especially effective in a fluid where calcium or potassium is used for additional inhibition. Drillfast® is not an emulsifier or coupler. It can be used to improve sliding operations for directional drilling and is very effective in this regard. Its purpose is to enhance the lubricity coefficient of water and can be used as is at 1 to 4%.

PACKAGING & HANDLING

Drillfast® is packaged in 55-gallon poly drums or bulk containers that are appropriately labeled.


A test conducted on an OFITE Lubricity Tester was conducted with plain waterand compared with 3% Drillfast Clear. The test was conducted at 60 RPM at various torque settings. These are the results:

  Torque  

Plain Water

Drillfast  
 

150
250
350
450
550
600

  31
50
Stall
-
-
-
  6.4
10.7
15.0
19.3
23.6
25.4
 

Field trials with Drillfast indicate similar results in traditional water base fluids. Some years back tests were conducted by Mondshine and printed in the Oil & Gas Journal. It is interesting to note that while diesel and sulfonated asphalt works well in water and Mud A, the combination does not work well in a conventional mud. A fatty acid works fairly well. The only lubricant that works well in all three systems is one formulated with a blend of modified triglycerides and alcohols. Drillfast is a modified fatty acid triglyceride ester and conforms to previous tests. A copy of the test results found on page 401 of “Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids” is reproduced below. Further testing can be conducted upon request and compared with other products if desired.

Comparison of Various Mud Lubricants
Lubricant Concentration
  Lb/bbl   Water   Mud A   Mud B  
None -  0.36 0-44 0-23
Diesel Oil 0-1   0-23   0-38   0-23  
Asphalt 8   0-36   0-38   0-23  
Asphalt &
Diesel oil
8
0-1
  0-23   0-38   0-38  
Graphite 8   0-36   0-40   0-23  
Graphite &
Fatty Acid
8
4
  0-07   0-14   0-17  
Long Chained
Alcohol
2   0-16   0-14   0-23  
Heavy Metal
Soap
2   0-16   0-40   0-23  
Heavy alkylate 2   0-17   0-36   0-23  
Petroleum
Sulfonate
4   0-17   0-32   0-23  
Mud Detergent                
Brand X 4   0-11   0-32   0-23  
Brand Y 4   0-23   0-32   0-23  
Brand Z 4   0-23   0-38   0-23  
Silicate 4   0-23   0-30   0-26  
Commercial Det. 4   0-25   0-38   0-25  
Chlorinated
Paraffin
4   0-16   0-40   0-25  
Blend of modified
Triglycerides and
Alcohols
4   0-07   0-06   0-17  
Sulfonated
Asphalt
8   0-25   0-30   0-25  
Sulfonated Asphalt
and diesel oil
0-1   0-07   0-06   0-25  
Walnut Hulls 10   0-36   0-44   0-26  
-Concentrations in lbs/bbl except diesel, which is given in bbl/bbl.-

Mud A-15 g bentonite in 350 ml water; Mud B-15 g bentonite, 60 g Glen Rose shale, 3 g, CLS, 0.5 g caustic soda in 350 ml water. It is assumed the values are based on the torque reading at 150 lbs of torque. Water is normally in the range of 32 at 150 lbs of torque. Drillfast Clear had a torque value of 6.4 at 150 lbs of torque and would not stall even at 600 lbs of torque. Drillfast has another advantage. It can be formulated as an oil in water emulsion and therefore will not sheen and very easy to clean up. Normally, water only is needed to clean glassware. Drillfast Emulsion now includes an industry-approved preservative and should have a good shelf life.

Drillfast Emulsion logo


TYPICAL PROPERTIES  
Appearance Opaque White Liquid
Specific Gravity @ 72º F 0.98-.99
Solubility Water Dispersible
Flash Point >300º F
Pour Point 32º F




 



ADDITIVE BENEFITS
Drillfast® is a fatty acid triglyceride oil in water emulsion. There does not appear to be any free oil in the fluid and clean up is far easier than fluids that contain oil for lubricity improvement.
Drillfast® was designed to attract to metal surfaces and reduce the sticking coefficient of clay particles. It is an ideal additive for any water base fluid, but is especially effective in fluids where calcium is used for additional inhibition such as lime, gyp or saltwater fluids.
Application and recommended treatment varies, but ideally add fresh bentonite to the system before adding Drillfast®. Add slowly to the suction pit with 1 to 1.5 drums for each 100 barrels of mud to give time for the wall cake to recondition. Continue water additions. Some increase in viscosity can be expected and reduce treatment time and volume as necessary.
Definite reduction in torque & drag should be observed along with penetration rate increase when 1 to 4% is added and the system is stabilized.
 
PACKAGING & HANDLING
Drillfast® is packaged in 55-gallon poly drums or bulk containers that are appropriately labeled. A drum-opening tool is supplied with each order. Wash empty drums out with water and empty into the mud system. Use .02 to .04 % retort oil content to calculate volume.

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