LiquiBeads drilling fluid additive utilizes oil drilling beads suspended in a liquid lubricant to increase lubricity and decrease torque, drag and friction. For use in coiled drilling operations. Contains rate of penetration enhancers. High affinity for metal.



The best of two Sun technologies

Two Components for a Two-Way Solution for Coiled Tubing
or Drilling Applications!



Liqui-Beads® provides the combination of a liquid lubricant and the premium performance of Sun’s own Lubra-Glide “CE” Co-Polymer Beads® in a single product. This combination gives you the tools to solve drag, friction and torque issues immediately in a single-drum application package.


The use of Liqui-Beads® to resolve stuck coil tubing issues has been outstanding.  The combination of synthetic lubricity combined with the mechanical action of Lubra-Glide “CE” Co-Polymer Beads® developes a fulcrum effect downhole that gives you an excellent opportunity to free stuck tubing.


Advantages and Benefits

  • Reduces torque and drag associated with drilling, logging, workover, completion and coiled tubing applications
  • Suspended fine Lubra-Glide “CE” Co-Polymer Beads® offer excellent mechanical lubrication
  • Fine grade beads average 247 microns or 65 mesh
  • The premium liquid lubricant component has a high affinity for metal and bonds with these surfaces, reducing the coefficient of friction between the work string and wellbore
  • Non-aromatic components will not harm mud motors, MWD or LWD tools
  • LC50 >750,000 at 2% concentration
  • Bio-degradability index ~60%

Physical Properties

  • Form: Liquid with suspended (Fine) Lubra-Glide “CE” Co-Polymer Beads®
  • Color: Light brown
  • Density: 7.3 pounds per gallon
  • Thermally stable: 400°F (204°C)
  • Pour Point: <-20°F (<-28°C)
  • Boiling Point: >450°F (>232°C)
  • Freezing Point: <-20°F (<-28°C)


  • 5-gallon (18.9-liter) pails
  • 55-gallon (208-liter) drums
  • 550-gallon (2082-liter) bulk containers
  • Disposable tote tanks


Product Applications and Mixing Procedures

Liqui-Beads® can be mixed directly into most fluid systems via injection pump, pill form or gravity feeding, directly over the fluid pump suction.


Total system treatment:

  • Mix slowly through metered additions while circulating.
  • Mix up to 1% LiquiBeads™ evenly throughout the circulating volume to reduce torque and drag.

Pills and Sweeps:

  • Pills, approximately 2% Liqui-Beads® with sufficient volume to cover the BHA or problem area and/or build sections. After spotting a pill, stop circulation, rotate and reciprocate the drill string for 3-5 minutes, allowing the product to saturate the zone before continuing operations.


To order LiquiBeads® or for more information, call 713-690-3939 or e-mail us.