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Drilling Material Additives

Drilling Material Additives as a Friction Reducer

Lost circulation and friction due to drag during drilling remain as some of the most prevalent operational issues, especially in an offshore environment. Our drilling additives work as a friction reducer minimizing your non-productive time (NPT).

How can we help address your challenges with reducing friction?

Issue:

When porous formations are encountered during drilling, a significant amount of expensive Drilling Mud materials can be lost.

Solution:

Superior Graphite has developed resilient synthetic graphites with specific particle size distribution that will help reduce Drilling Mud Loss.

Issue:

Considerable drag and torque problems can be encountered, particularly when drilling directionally.

Solution:

We offer a selection of natural and synthetic graphites that provide lubrication and friction reduction during drilling.

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Our Friction Reducer For Increased Fluid Lubricity

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.

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