Resilient Graphite: Torque and Drag Reducing Lubricant
Drilling professionals face a plethora of challenges during drilling operations, including high levels of drag and torque. These challenges can cause significant delays and increase operational costs. Fortunately, Resilient Graphite is the solution to these issues.
Superior Graphite has developed resilient, specifically sized synthetic graphite grades to address drilling drag. This resilient friction reducer graphite deforms and bridges in large pore throats or fractures found in formations such as sand or limestone. Depending on size, the friction reducer additive can be applied in pill form to cure fluid loss from seepage to severe loss that could reach hundreds barrels per hour.
Graphite is also well known for its lubricity and thus it makes an excellent friction reducer. In drilling fluids, graphite is a proven mechanical lubricant in reducing torque and drag, enabling operators to drill longer laterals to reach target reservoirs. Superior Graphite’s natural graphite product line provides a cost effective solution to increase drilling fluid lubricity.
What sets Resilient Graphite apart is its unique composition, which is made up of high-quality graphite. This premium material makes Resilient Graphite highly resilient, capable of withstanding high levels of pressure and temperature in the toughest drilling environments. Additionally, Resilient Graphite is environmentally friendly and produced using a green graphitization process that minimizes its impact on the environment.