STEELSEAL® Lost Circulation Material

Lost Circulation Prevention in Water-Based, Synthetic and Oil-Based Drilling Fluids in Porous and Fractured Zones

SteelSeal LCMTechnical Information

  • Resilient, dual composition carbon-based material
  • Increases lubricity of water-based fluids with concentrations as low as 2 lbs/bbl
  • Does not adversely affect rheological properties even in concentrations as high as 100 lbs/bbl
  • 100% 200 mesh
  • Lowers spurt loss and PPT values on both 20m and 35m disc in laboratory study

Case Histories

  • 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

  • Texas Land
    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.

STEELSEAL® Lost Circulation Material

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Summary Summary STEELSEAL® 50 - Product Data Sheet
STEELSEAL® lost circulation material products are resilient, angular, dual-carbon based lost circulation materials.
Summary Summary STEELSEAL® 400 - Product Data Sheet
STEELSEAL® lost circulation material products are resilient, angular, dual-carbon based lost circulation materials.
Summary Summary STEELSEAL® 1000 - Product Data Sheet
STEELSEAL® lost circulation material products are resilient, angular, dual-carbon based lost circulation materials.
Summary Summary Customized Lost Circulation Treatments Help Resolve Severe Losses in Highly Fractured Geothermal Wells
Geothermal wells in Northern California are drilled in highly fractured volcanic reservoirs, where massive fluid losses can bring operations to a halt.
Summary Summary LSNAF System Increases Productivity in HPHT Wells
Åsgardfield in the Norwegian Sea is characterized as having high-temperature, high-pressure field with low permeability sandstone.
Summary Summary STEELSEAL® Lost Circulation Material and BARACARB® Bridging Agent Help Apache Improve Wellbore Stability
STEELSEAL® Lost Circulation Material and BARACARB® Bridging Agent Help Apache Improve Wellbore Stability and Cut Costs by 50%
Summary Summary STEELSEAL® 100 - Product Data Sheet
STEELSEAL® lost circulation material products are resilient, angular, dual-carbon based lost circulation materials.
Summary Summary STEELSEAL®-398 (Fine/Medium/Coarse)
STEELSEAL®-398 (F, M, & C) is a resilient, angular, carbon-based lost circulation material (LCM) used in water, oil or synthetic based drilling fluid systems as a preventative and/or remedial treatment to seal permeable and fractured formations. STEELSEAL®-398 LCM is chemically inert and thermally stable with good compressible and lubricity features. STEELSEAL®-398 LCM bridging and plugging capability can help reduce differential pressure sticking tendencies. STEELSEAL®-398 LCM is available in three grades: fine, medium and coarse.
Summary Summary STEELSEAL® 25 - Product Data Sheet
STEELSEAL® lost circulation material products are resilient, angular, dual-carbon based lost circulation materials
Summary Summary STEELSEAL® Lost Circulation Material - Sales Data Sheet
High-Performance Resilient Lost Circulation Material for Loss Prevention, Rapid Remediation and Wellbore Strengthening
Summary Summary Argentina: Optimized Bridging Package Helps Reduce Total Operational Time and Obtain a Nominal Borehole Diameter
The operator was looking for a solution that would help increase wellbore stability and maximize efficiency in order to reduce the number of days spent completing the well. Prior wells drilled in the field experienced excessive dragging during tripping operations, instability issues, and irregular borehole diameters.
Summary Summary Colombia: Customized Shale Control Sweeps Prevent Instability in Reservoir, Saves $80K in Rig Time
Most horizontal oil wells in the Castilla field are drilled using a geo-navigational technique that improves hydrocarbon recovery, but also brings wellbore stability challenges. The operator had experienced pack off incidents with both the bottomhole assembly (BHA) and the liner due to exposure to reactive shale. To avoid damaging the reservoir, the proposed treatment had to be applied very precisely.
Summary Summary Saudi Arabia: Inhibitive HYDRO-GUARD® System and Engineered Lost Circulation Blend Save 5 Days in Complex Wellbore
Multiple severe loss zones were encountered on offset wells, ranging in depth from 5,100 ft to near total depth at approximately 9,500 ft total vertical depth (TVD). Heavy lost circulation material (LCM) treatments and cement plugs were only partially effective in reducing losses. The complex wellbore also presented potential issues with swelling shale, gas/salt water influxes and differential sticking, all of which had been observed on offsets.
Summary Summary Customized STEELSEAL® and BAROFIBRE® Lost Circulation Solution Helped Stabilize Ultra-Slim Overbalanced Well and Save 48% on Fluid Costs
Customized STEELSEAL® and BAROFIBRE® Lost Circulation Solution Helped Stabilize Ultra-Slim Overbalanced Well and Save 48% on Fluid Costs
Summary Summary Combo pills provide Immediate Impact Intervention Solution through rapid seal in severe loss zone
Engineered Combo Pills with BAROFIBRE®, STEELSEAL® and N-SEAL™ LCMs Helped Stop Losses Quickly, Provide Immediate Impact Solution
Summary Summary STEELSEAL®/BARACARB® LCM pill saves $4 million on deepwater well
Hesitation squeeze with STEELSEAL®/BARACARB® LCM pill stops losses and strengthens wellbore in production interval
Summary Summary HYDRO-GUARD® system and STEELSEAL® LCM help eliminate casing run
HYDRO-GUARD® system and STEELSEAL® LCM bridging treatment help eliminate casing run in depleted zones
Summary Summary INNOVERT® HPOBM and STEELSEAL® LCM overcome saltwater influx, concurrent losses
INNOVERT® HPOBM AND STEELSEAL® LCM HELP OPERATOR OVERCOME SALTWATER INFLUX, CONCURRENT LOSSES
Summary Summary STEELSEAL® Crushes the Competition
STEELSEAL’s unique, resilient graphitic carbon-based material outperforms a competitor's graphite.
Summary Summary WellSET® Wellbore Strengthening Treatment Helps Operator Set North American Record for Core Length and Recovery
Cut and recover long core section in Montney shale formation
Summary Summary ENVIROMUL™ HT Drilling Fluid and WellSET® Treatment Prevent Losses in HPHT Reservoir with Depleted Zone
The HPHT reservoir contained a depleted zone that posed a high risk of severe lost circulation.
Summary Summary BaraECD® Fluid System and WellSET® Wellbore Strengthening Treatment Solve Deepwater Subsalt Drilling Challenges
Offset well data indicated that an operator would encounter a high-pressure subsalt sand between the base of salt at 19,200 feet (5,852 meters) and 19,700 feet (6,005 meters) measured depth (MD). A severely depleted sand was known to follow at 19,797 feet (6,034 meters) MD. Controlling equivalent circulating density (ECD) while drilling these sands would be critical to avoiding significant down time.
Summary Summary STEELSEAL® Lost Circulation Material
Resilient, dual composition carbon-based material that increases lubricity
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