Solving Problems Before They Start
Gumbo Shield® drilling fluid additive is a proprietary blend of stabilizing and film-forming polymers, which provides a highly non-dispersive environment for “gumbo” shales. Gumbo Shield® does not affect the rheology of the mud, tends to lower the API filtrate and may be added to any water-based drilling fluid without adversely affecting the existing properties.
Advantages and Benefits
- Encapsulates “Gumbo” and prevents it from forming large mud ball and rings
- Prevents bit and BHA balling
- Prevents flow line plugging
- Prevents shale shaker blinding
- Water soluble
- Passes LC50
- Form: Cream Liquid
- Specific Gravity 1.06
- Thermal Stability: 400°F
- Solubility in Water: Soluble
Gumbo Shield® is available in 55-gallon drums, 550-gallon bulk containers or disposable tote tanks.
Product Recommendations and Mixing Procedures
Treatment varies according to the penetration rate, the hole volume and the severity of the “gumbo.” Since Gumbo Shield® reacts with the “gumbo” through absorptive action, a constant level of concentration, generally 2% to 6% by volume, should be maintained while drilling the troublesome zone.
To order Gumbo Shield® or for more information, call 713-690-3939 or e-mail us.