It is designed to reduce the surface tension of all water-base mud systems and reduce the sticking tendency of water-sensitive shale cuttings.
Typical Physical Properties:
Physical appearance :Light-blue-green liquid
Specific gravity :1.01-1.02
pH (1% solution) :8.2
Solubility in water :100%
Freezing point :32°F (0°C)
RXSOL ORG DD has application in all drilling areas and can be used in virtually any water-base drilling fluid. It is used primarily in upper-hole drilling to minimize bit and Bottom-Hole Assembly (BHA) balling, reduce surface tension, and aid in dropping sand and the removal of drill solids. It may be used as an emulsifier at any point in the drilling operation to improve emulsification of oil and reduce the viscosity of oil- contaminated fluids. Rxsol ORG DD frequently reduces torque and drag, even when no oil is present in the system. Normal treatments range from 0.1 to 0.2 lb/bbl (0.3 to 0.6 kg/m3) and provide satisfactory performance under most conditions. In severegumbo shale areas, 4 to 6 lb/bbl (11.4 to 17 kg/m3) concentrations of Rxsol ORG Drilling Detergent are recommended to minimize bit and BHA balling; higher concentrations may cause foaming and require a defoamer. Rxsol ORG DD is effective in all water-base systems including freshwater, brackish water, seawater and saturated saltwater fluids.
- Minimizes bit and BHA balling
- Reduces the surface tension of the liquid phase, helping to drop sand and remove drill solids
- Improves water-wetting action on all solids and reduces the sticking tendency of reactive shale cuttings
- Functions as an emulsifier, reducing the viscosity of oil-contaminated fluids
- Effective in all water-base mud
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