Water-Based Drilling Fluid Systems

Customized solutions
Despite the excellent track record demonstrated by invert emulsion fluids, operators continue searching for a water-based system that will give comparable performance. Increasing concern is placed on environmental impact of operations, making water-based alternatives more attractive.

Baroid has engineered high-performance water-based fluids that emulate the performance of an invert emulsion fluid. Each fluid system is customized to address specific drilling challenges.

Highly inhibitive products combat shale swelling and provide wellbore stability
Baroid’s inhibitive water-based systems help combat the swelling and fracturing of shale while drilling. These inhibition capabilities allow the fluid to exhibit very stable yield point and gel strength values over the entire range of temperatures normally encountered in deepwater and shelf drilling.

Low solids and maximum shear thinning capabilities
Baroid high-performance water-based fluids include shear thinning properties, capability to withstand high temperatures, increased fluid loss control, greatly improved hole cleaning and wellbore stability when compared to conventional water-based fluids; all while complying with environmental regulations and minimizing impact in the most environmentally sensitive areas.

Higher rates of penetration
High-performance water-based systems are very low in colloidal content contributing to high rates of penetration. These non-dispersed fluids show similar performance to invert emulsion fluids but maintain all the benefits of a water-based fluid. Inhibitive properties enable minimal drilling issues to be encountered, enabling sustained higher ROP.

Water-Based Drilling Fluid Systems

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Summary Inhibitive HYDRO-GUARD® HPWBM Delivers Trouble-Free Gauge Hole, Zero Cuttings Handling Costs Nov 2017
Summary Inhibitive HYDRO-GUARD® WBM Helps Set New Field Record, Saving USD 3 Million Nov 2017
Summary Inhibitive HYDRO-GUARD® WBM and DFG™ Modeling Software Deliver Trouble-free Drilling, Saving US$ 360K Oct 2017
Summary BaraShale™ Lite Fluid Enables Sustained Success of Unconventionals in Low-Cost Oil Environment Oct 2017
Summary Optimized CARBONOX® WBM Weighted Up to 2.55 sg (21.3 lb/gal) for High-Pressure Exploration Well Aug 2017
Summary Oman: HYDRO-GUARD® WBM Saves Six Days on Long 12-1/4-Inch Section with Reactive Clays, Potential Loss Zones Dec 2016
Summary HYDRO-GUARD® Water-Based Drilling Fluid System Stabilizes Problem Salt/Shale Formation Aug 2016
Summary PERFORMADRIL Maintains Wellbore Stability & Eliminates Cutting Costs on Challenging Deepwater Angola Project Aug 2016
Summary Optimized Fluids Help Operator Save $2.96 Million Apr 2016
Summary HYDRO-GUARD® system and STEELSEAL® LCM help eliminate casing run Feb 2016
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BaraShale™ Lite Fluid System
Halliburton’s BaraShale™ Lite Fluid System, a high performance water-based fluid, was engineered to maintain full salt saturation with reduced density to help prevent lost circulation and minimize waste disposal costs in formations containing salt layers and low fracture pressure.
HYDRO-GUARD® System
The HYDRO-GUARD® system is a water-based drilling fluid designed to provide maximum shale stabilization in highly reactive clays.
PERFORMADRIL® Water-Based Drilling Fluid System
PERFORMADRIL is a water-based drilling system providing a high degree of clay control, wellbore stability and performance based rates of penetration.
Water-Based Fluid Descriptions and Applications

Water-Based Fluid Descriptions and Applications

Learn more about Baroid’s customized water-based fluids.
Water-Based Fluid Descriptions and Applications
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