BIO-ADD® CLAY CONTROL ADDITIVES

Clays contain cations, typically sodium, within their crystalline layers that occupy base exchange positions or sites in the clay structure (lattice). Upon contact with water, these cations are solubilized resulting in clay instability and swelling. When clays swell, the permeability of the formation is diminished, which impedes production. Clay stabilizers reduce clay swelling through ion exchange, where the clay stabilizer provides a cation to replace the native, solubilized clay cation, sodium.

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BIO-ADD 1200 Series

BIO-ADD® 1200

A quaternary chloride compound that functions as a liquid potassium chloride (KCl) substitute for use as a temporary clay and shale control additive for fracturing, drilling, completion, and workover fluids. The environmental profile and low toxicity characteristics of BIO-ADD™ 1200 make it a favorable choice for offshore applications.

BIO-ADD® 1215

A concentrated quaternary chloride compound that functions as a liquid potassium chloride (KCl) substitute for use as a temporary clay and shale control additive for fracturing, drilling, completion, and workover fluids. The environmental profile and low toxicity characteristics of BIO-ADD™ 1215 make it a favorable choice for offshore applications.

BIO-ADD® 1230

An improved modified choline chloride product for use as a liquid potassium chloride (KCl) substitute in drilling, stimulation and completion fluids. It has the ionic balance required to provide clay control protection in the reservoir, performing as well as choline chloride by itself and at a cost savings.

BIO-ADD® 1255

A quaternary chloride compound that functions as a liquid potassium chloride (KCl) substitute for use as a temporary clay and shale control additive for fracturing, drilling, completion, and workover fluids. The environmental profile and low toxicity characteristics of BIO-ADD™ 1255 make it a favorable choice for offshore applications.

BIO-ADD® 1266

A dual-process, clay control agent that manages the complex mineral assemblages in shale formations. It is the first in its class with the versatility to inhibit swelling and fines migration of smectites, illites and chlorites. Exclusive dual process clay control electrochemically interacts with the clay at its most reactive sites and then immobilizes the colloids and particles by encapsulation with the base chemistry.

BIO-ADD® 1270

A functionalized cationic biopolymer designed to control swelling clays, such as smectite. It functions by limiting the water reactivity of the swelling clays to prevent permeability reduction.

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