Impact introduces new additives for drilling fluids

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Impact Fluid Solutions has expanded its FLC line of Wellbore Shielding and stabilization solutions.

A series of new FLC products will build on the success of the company’s FLC 2000 additive for drilling fluids, while offering broader capabilities to meet specific well parameters and requirements. Compatible with water-, oil- and synthetic-based fluid systems, FLC 2000 seals fractures up to 250 μm.

The newest FLC additives are designed for today’s oil and gas environment, as operators are challenged to reduce well costs and improve production. The expanded FLC product line, the company claims, will help operators succeed in a variety of difficult drilling conditions by offering increased capabilities to provide fit-for-purpose solutions.

Rod Uchytil, president and CEO of Impact, said: “FLC 2000 has enabled our customers to prevent fluid loss, formation damage and lost circulation incidents in over 3,000 wells around the world.

“However, every drilling program is different. This exciting expansion of our FLC product line will enable our customers to solve a broader range of wellbore stability challenges while optimizing mud weight and solids in the fluid system.”

The expanded FLC product line includes:

  • FLC Fine – Seals fractures up to 150 μm while the smaller particle size improves solids control management, reducing maintenance costs without compromising performance.
  • FLC Supreme – Seals 500 μm fractures with a broad sealing range that does not require bypassing the shale shaker systems.
  • FLC Extreme – Seals 500-3,000 μm fractures at high differential pressures, offering a comprehensive range of sealing capabilities while still allowing the continuous use of shale shaker systems.
  • FLC Max – Seals 250 μm fractures; engineered specifically for oil- and synthetic-based fluid systems, with enhanced lipophilic properties to accelerate sealing, reduce high-pressure/high-temperature fluid loss and spurt loss, improve oil phase dispersibility and reduce maintenance costs.


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