Gulf of Mexico
Losing up to 40 bbls/hr drilling with a synthetic-based system. Added 15 lbs/bbl STEELSEAL® additive - U/R interval - ran casing and cemented with a total loss of 25 barrels
Losing 60 bbls/hr with 17.1 lb/gal low-lime mud, spotted 15 lbs/bbl - 100% returns after pumping bottoms up - no more losses experienced
O/S turnkey Operator
STEELSEAL additive used on more than 12 wells. Spotting pills in the bottom of the hole up to 100 lbs/bbl - no more losses were experienced
High Island 24L - Offshore, Texas
Using a low pH mud system, STEELSEAL additive was credited for stopping lost circulation experienced on the conditioning run after logging the open hole. Prior to this product, very little success had been achieved with a variety of LCM pills used on the original hole, including cement. Approximately 20 lbs/bbl STEELSEAL additive was used with ±20 lbs/bbl BAROFIBRE® and ±40 ppb BARACARB® additives in the successful pill. STEELSEAL additive was also used to get ±90% returns (up from ±40% returns) on another well, using INVERMUL® emulsifier in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Only 10 lbs/bbl STEELSEAL additive plus 10 lbs/bbl fibrous LCM was used due to directional tool company's concerns for plugging the motor. Baroid had recommended 20+ lbs/bbl STEELSEAL additive in conjunction with ±10 lbs/bbl fibrous LCM.