M-I SWACO releases ultra-high temp non-aqueous drilling fluid

Source: M-I SWACO

M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company, today announced the release of the RHADIANT ultra-high temperature non-aqueous drilling fluid system. This system eliminates drilling fluid product degradation, prevents wellbore control issues such as barite sag and provides a thin filter cake for enhanced logging conditions.

“With wellbores approaching the 500 degF (260 degC) threshold, there is a need for a drilling fluid that can remain stable and deliver consistent performance throughout the processes of well construction and openhole logging,” said Joe Bacho, president, M-I SWACO. “The RHADIANT drilling fluid system has a field-proven record of providing excellent logging conditions to enable efficient operations and quality reservoir characterization.”

The RHADIANT drilling fluid system is specially formulated to maintain a stable rheological profile with little maintenance required. Unlike conventional non-aqueous drilling fluids, the RHADIANT drilling fluid system maintains extreme-temperature stability even during prolonged static conditions. Stable rheologies in tandem with ultra-thin and slick filter cake deposits clear the path for logging, casing and cementing operations. These characteristics of the fluid system enable accurate perforation placement, optimized completions and quality reservoir characterization.

In an ultra-high temperature exploration well in the Gulf of Thailand, the RHADIANT drilling fluid system effectively delivered filtration control and filter cake quality with stable rheological properties while drilling with zero lost circulation. For logging operations, the fluid system enabled the customer to perform seven openhole wireline logging runs, despite the fluid remaining static for more than 90 hours. Typical problems associated with the usage of conventional non-aqueous drilling fluids, such as barite sag and stuck pipe, were eliminated.

For more information about the RHADIANT ultra-high temperature non-aqueous drilling fluid, visit www.miswaco.com/rhadiant.

Sign up for PennEnergy's eNewsletters
For Email Newsletters you can trust

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs