• POLYTRAXX Fluid System

    FluidControl’s new POLYTRAXXTM water-based drilling fluid system provides the operator with the drilling performance required for demanding drilling environments such as the unconventional shale plays. The POLYTRAXX system achieves superior results without the environmental limitations and increased disposal cost typically associated with non-aqueous fluids.

     

    Description

    PROVIDING COST-EFFECTIVE DRILLING PERFORMANCE IN THE MOST DEMANDING DOWNHOLE ENVIRONMENTS

    FluidControl’s new POLYTRAXX water-based drilling fluid system provides the operator with the drilling performance required for demanding drilling environments such as the unconventional shale plays. The POLYTRAXX system achieves superior results without the environmental limitations and increased disposal cost typically associated with non-aqueous fluids. 

    The POLYTRAXX system offers a field-proven alternative to oil-based drilling fluids, delivering the drilling rates required without the environmental and economic limitations. The POLYTRAXX system provides the best of both worlds without sacrificing drilling performance while enhancing environmental acceptability which helps reduce overall project costs.

    The POLYTRAXX system comprises four synergistic products. A polyamine-based system provides the primary inhibition, while a patented acrylamide polymer imparts secondary inhibition and encapsulation. A blend of surfactants serve as the lubricant and ROP enhancer with xanthan gum functioning as the main viscosifier. The POLYTRAXX system was developed with consideration of different lithologies, the background of the field, mechanical condition of the well, costs and the optimal performance when drilling.

    The POLYTRAXX system can be used on land or offshore. This system maximizes the stability of the open hole in highly reactive clay formations and can help avoid clay/gumbo accretion and bit balling. This system was designed to have a high tolerance to contaminants as well as a lower consumption of non-renewable resources such as water. It also minimizes the friction coefficient factor. The POLYTRAXX system is easy to mix, maintain and recycle.

    The POLYTRAXX system is highly inhibitive to reactive clays. POLYTRAXX exhibits superb lubricity characteristics for enhanced penetration rates, particularly in directional well paths, while consistently reducing lost circulation and delivering a stable wellbore. The POLYTRAXX system has stable properties and is environmentally friendly. This system does not require as much equipment, manpower and secondary processing as other drilling fluid systems.

    In both the lab and field, POLYTRAXX has been proven to be an economic alternative even for other premium water-based drilling fluid systems. It provides impressive inhibition and waste management benefits, which result in lower dilution rates compared to other water-based systems. This results in reduced waste volumes and allows for fluid recycling.

     

    Applications

      Reactive clays

      Water sensitive shale

      Directional wells

      Unconsolidated formations

      Remote and sensitive ecosystems

     

    To learn more about the extremely versatile POLYTRAXX drilling fluid system and how it can help meet all your drilling environmental and economic objectives contact your nearest FluidControl representative.

     

    Features/Benefits

    FEATURES

    BENEFITS

      Robust primary, secondary inhibitors

      Reduces gumbo accretion

      Patented acrylamide polymer encapsulator, inhibitor

      Minimizes bit balling

      Low-toxicity formulation

      Increases ROP

      Stable rheological profile

      Stabilizes fractured shales

      Low coefficient of friction

      Improves cuttings encapsulation

      Minimal dilution

      Minimizes lost circulation

      Excellent HSE profile

      Reduces drilling, waste management costs

      Resists contaminants

      • Lowers torque and drag 

      Bentonite-free

      Reduces waste disposal volume

      Reduced water consumption

      Promotes wellbore stability

      Minimized pressure spikes

      Lowers environmental footprint

      Anti-accretion characteristics

      Simplifies mixing, maintenance