Baroid Quik-Gel®

QUIK-GEL® viscosifier is an easy-to-mix, finely ground (200-mesh), premium-grade, high-yielding Wyoming sodium bentonite. QUIK-GEL viscosifier imparts viscosity, fluid loss control and gelling characteristics to freshwater-based drilling fluids.


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Applications/Functions

    The use of QUIK-GEL viscosifier promotes or assists the following:
  • Mix with fresh water to form a low-solids drilling fluid for generaldrilling applications
  • Viscosify water-based drilling fluids
  • Reduce filtration by forming a thin filter cake with low permeability
  • Improve hole-cleaning capability of drilling fluids
  • Mix with foaming agents to make "gel/foam" drilling fluids for air/foam drilling applications

Advantages

  • NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified
  • Single-sack product and cost effective
  • Can provide lubricity for drilling fluids
  • Can mix easily and quickly reaches maximum viscosity
  • Can yield more than twice as much mud of the same viscosity as an equal weight of API oilfield grades of bentonite