Drilling products, filtration additives, stabilizers and lubricants for mineral exploration
Mineral Exploration represents one of the largest and most challenging markets in Industrial Drilling.
Mineral Exploration Drilling Products
Mineral Exploration Drilling Products help to stabilize the borehole and prevent collapse, allowing for accurate and reliable core samples to be obtained. These drilling fluids also aid in removing cuttings from the borehole, improving drilling efficiency and reducing the risk of equipment damage.
Cebo Hybrid-Gel is a high-yield biodegradable fluid system, based on natural, non-toxic polymers, and is defined as our staple environmentally friendly drilling product. It has a relatively low mixing ratio and is ideal for all small-scale Core Drilling operations.
Cebo Hybrid-Gel is extremely versatile; it can be used as a single-sack solution to build viscosity and improve fluid loss, or alternatively used in addition to a polymer-based drilling fluid to stabilize and enhance existing properties.
Cebo Hybrid-Gel is an efficient clay and shale inhibitor and promotes effective solids suspension and transportation. Cebo Hybrid-Gel can be mixed in fresh, brackish, or saturated salt water.
BARO-GEL™ is a high-yield Bentonite, defined by its outstanding filtration control properties, and is used predominantly in the Vertical Drilling industry.
When mixed with fresh water, BARO-GEL™ forms a low-viscosity drilling fluid with a low gel-strength. Its well-balanced concentration of polymers and Bentonites ensures efficient gravitational removal of cuttings. BARO-GEL™ promotes low filtrate loss and outstanding borehole stabilization, preventing contamination with the surrounding formation and ensuring a smooth Vertical Drilling operation.
Mineral Exploration Filtration Control Additives
Mineral Exploration Filtration Control Additives maintain borehole stability, minimize fluid loss, and improve drilling efficiency. This, in turn, helps reduce downtime and increase productivity, leading to cost savings.
QUIK-TROL® GOLD LV
Mineral Exploration Clay/Shale Stabilizers
Mineral Exploration Clay/Shale Stabilizers are critical for preventing borehole collapse and maintaining drilling stability. These stabilizers help ensure a safe and secure work environment by preventing accidents and equipment damage.
EZ MUD® DP
EZ MUD® DP is a borehole stabilizing, dry polymer. With its high molecular weight and optimum charge density, EZ-MUD DP polymer provides excellent borehole stability through a coating mechanism (encapsulation).
EZ MUD® PLUS
EZ MUD® GOLD
Mineral Exploration Lost Circulation Material
Lost Circulation Material mitigate the loss of drilling fluids into fractures and porous formations, maintaining circulation and preventing wellbore instability. Lost circulation materials also reduce the risk of expensive and time-consuming remediation work, ensuring efficient and cost-effective drilling operations.
DIAMOND SEAL® is an absorbent polymer for lost circulation. The product absorbs hundreds of times its own weight in water. It is intended for use primarily as a lost circulation material in HDD.
Cebo F-SEAL is an acid-soluble, fibrous lost circulation material, composed of synthetic resin-bound stone wool. Cebo F-SEAL is used as an additive for preventing and resolving loss of circulation in concentrations of up to 20 kg/m³.
The product’s fibrous composition builds a structure against high-permeable formations on which a Bentonite fluid can create a filter cake; this effectively prevents drilling fluids from seeping into the surrounding formation. Cebo F-SEAL is an inorganic, non-fermenting product and can be easily mixed.
Mineral Exploration Specialist Products
Soda Ash is a granular powder used to optimize the make-up water that Bentonite and/or polymers will be mixed with. The product will condition and soften make-up water, lower the hardness and increase its pH.
Mineral Exploration Lubricants
Mineral Exploration Lubricants help reduce friction and wear on drilling equipment, including the drill string and the bit. This helps to extend the life of the equipment, reduce downtime, and increase drilling efficiency, saving time and money for the drilling operation.
BARALUBE NS™ Lubricant is an environmentally acceptable blend of additives which are designed to reduce rotational torque and drag in water-based drilling fluids. BARALUBE NS Lubricant preferentially adheres to the metal surfaces in contact with water-based drilling fluids, lubricating the bit and drill string to enhance and improve rate of penetration.