Increase results in unconventional shale reservoirs Baroid’s SHALEDRIL™ systems are a family of cost effective, formation friendly, fresh-water based shale inhibiting fluids designed to meet various challenges in unconventional gas shale basins. Operators using the SHALEDRIL water-based system are often able to reduce their overall drilling fluid costs as they see reductions in areas such as cuttings disposal and rig clean-up. The system provides gains in wellbore stability, CO2 tolerance, fracture sealing and more.
The SHALEDRIL product line provides a unique advantage as it is customizable—specific fluids have been designed and formulated to work in specific environments. The SHALEDRIL H fluid was specially designed for the thermally demanding Haynesville shale, while SHALEDRIL F fluid is a highly inhibitive system designed specifically for Fayetteville shale.
Drill faster, clean better, reduce costs SHALEDRIL fluids promote increased rates of penetration with excellent inhibition and hole cleaning ability. The amount of liquid haul-off is reduced, which also reduces the operator’s ancillary costs, all with full environmental compliance in environmentally sensitive areas. For newfound shale plays, SHALEDRIL fluids’ highly inhibitive capabilities are more than up to the challenge. Contact a Baroid representative today to discuss customizing a SHALEDRIL water-based formulation for your nearest shale play.
The Marrowian shale that
lies above the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas is highly reactive
and prone to fracturing and delamination. It is typically drilled
with an Invert Emulsion fluid, which reduces the chance of swelling of this formation.
In the DJ Basin of Weld County, Colorado, Baroid recommended SHALEDRIL®, its inhibitive water-based system specifically formulated to help combat swelling and sloughing of shale while drilling. The customized fluid system enabled the operator to successfully drill to TD without the time and expense of running 7-inch intermediate casing, saving approximately $250,000.
Baroid�s SHALEDRIL� water-based drilling fluid system is a family of cost effective, formation friendly, fresh-water based shale inhibiting fluids designed to meet various challenges in unconventional gas shale basins.