GILSONITE shale inhibitor is a partially water-soluble, water-dispersible blend, containing sulfonated organic resins for water-based drilling fluids and oil-based muds. GILSONITE has the capacity of plugging microfractured shales and sealing them.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
|Appearance||Black to brown Powder|
|pH||9.1 - 9.5 (2% aqueous solution)|
|Specific Gravity||1.2 - 1.7g/cm3|
|Solubility||Partially soluble in water|
GILSONITE is used to aid in stabilizing shale sections, controlling solids dispersion and improving wall cake characteristics. GILSONITE can be used in most water based drilling fluids.
The normal concentrations of GILSONITE range from 4 to 10 lb/bbl.
GRAPHITE is available in 50 lb (22.7 kg) sacks, palletized as 40 sacks per pallet.
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