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® 1243

quaternary chloride compound designed as a permanent clay stabilizer for stimulation fluids and as a clay and shale stabilizer for water-based drilling muds. It is used in fracturing, drilling, completion, and workover fluids to stabilize water-sensitive clays and provide longer term protection than temporary clay stabilizers. BIO-ADD 1243 is effective for swelling and migrating clays.

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