LiquiBeads drilling fluid additive utilizes oil drilling beads suspended in a liquid lubricant to increase lubricity and decrease torque, drag and friction. For use in coiled drilling operations. Contains rate of penetration enhancers. High affinity for metal.

Liqui-Beads®

 

The best of two Sun technologies

Two Components for a Two-Way Solution for Coiled Tubing
or Drilling Applications!

 

 

Liqui-Beads® provides the combination of a liquid lubricant and the premium performance of Sun’s own Lubra-Glide “CE” Co-Polymer Beads® in a single product. This combination gives you the tools to solve drag, friction and torque issues immediately in a single-drum application package.

 

The use of Liqui-Beads® to resolve stuck coil tubing issues has been outstanding.  The combination of synthetic lubricity combined with the mechanical action of Lubra-Glide “CE” Co-Polymer Beads® developes a fulcrum effect downhole that gives you an excellent opportunity to free stuck tubing.

 

Advantages and Benefits

  • Reduces torque and drag associated with drilling, logging, workover, completion and coiled tubing applications
  • Suspended fine Lubra-Glide “CE” Co-Polymer Beads® offer excellent mechanical lubrication
  • Fine grade beads average 247 microns or 65 mesh
  • The premium liquid lubricant component has a high affinity for metal and bonds with these surfaces, reducing the coefficient of friction between the work string and wellbore
  • Non-aromatic components will not harm mud motors, MWD or LWD tools
  • LC50 >750,000 at 2% concentration
  • Bio-degradability index ~60%

Physical Properties

  • Form: Liquid with suspended (Fine) Lubra-Glide “CE” Co-Polymer Beads®
  • Color: Light brown
  • Density: 7.3 pounds per gallon
  • Thermally stable: 400°F (204°C)
  • Pour Point: <-20°F (<-28°C)
  • Boiling Point: >450°F (>232°C)
  • Freezing Point: <-20°F (<-28°C)

Packaging

  • 5-gallon (18.9-liter) pails
  • 55-gallon (208-liter) drums
  • 550-gallon (2082-liter) bulk containers
  • Disposable tote tanks

 

Product Applications and Mixing Procedures

Liqui-Beads® can be mixed directly into most fluid systems via injection pump, pill form or gravity feeding, directly over the fluid pump suction.

 

Total system treatment:

  • Mix slowly through metered additions while circulating.
  • Mix up to 1% LiquiBeads™ evenly throughout the circulating volume to reduce torque and drag.

Pills and Sweeps:

  • Pills, approximately 2% Liqui-Beads® with sufficient volume to cover the BHA or problem area and/or build sections. After spotting a pill, stop circulation, rotate and reciprocate the drill string for 3-5 minutes, allowing the product to saturate the zone before continuing operations.

 

To order LiquiBeads® or for more information, call 713-690-3939 or e-mail us.
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