Baroid AquaGel®

AQUAGEL®, finely ground, premium-grade Wyoming sodium bentonite meets the requirements of American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification 13A, section 9. AQUAGEL functions as a viscosifier and filtrate reducer in freshwater drilling fluids.


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Applications/Functions

    The use of AQUAGEL viscosifier assists or promotes the following:
  • Viscosify water-based drilling fluids
  • Reduce filtration by forming a thin filter cake with low permeability
  • Improve hole cleaning capabilities
  • Promote hole stability in poorly consolidated formations

Advantages

  • Helps develop gel structure for cuttings suspension
  • NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified
  • Can be added directly to fresh water or freshwater drilling fluids
  • Helps provide lubricity in drilling fluids