DRILLING / Shale Inhibitors

STAR HIB® PRODUCT LINE

Effective, Eco-Friendly Shale Inhibitors & Stabilizers

Impact’s Star HIB® products provide excellent shale inhibition in formations that contain problematic swelling and reactive clays such as smectite and mixed layer illite/smectite. Unlike traditional glycols and amines, these additives combine outstanding performance with enhanced toxicity and biodegradation profiles. Our shale inhibitors and stabilizers are Gold-rated under CHARM, and pass both the LC50 and the North America Mysid Shrimp Test.

Designed to work in brine or freshwater drilling fluid systems, our shale inhibitors and stabilizers reduce many of the problems caused by gumbo-like clay and promote improved cuttings integrity. The result is lower dispersion and hydration of reactive clay and shale, reducing the potential for gumbo attacks, bit balling, hole instability and similar issues.

Product Line Overview

  • Effective in a range of WBM
  • Compatible with all common WBM additives
  • Thermally stable and resistant to common contaminants
  • Can be mixed directly into the fluid system through the mud hopper, straight into the pit or gravity feed dispenser
Star HIB® Plus

Star HIB® Plus Specifications

Applications
  • Star HIB® Plus is used in inhibitive WBM in place of KCl with a conventional glycol.
  • Particularly useful where environmental restrictions limit the use of K+ cations
  • Optimum performance at 3 – 5% V/V in most shale types
Advantages
  • Environmentally acceptable and non-toxic
  • Reservoir compliant
  • No negative effects on mud properties
  • Provides excellent cuttings hardness
  • Conventional glycols (cloud point and non-clouding) work best with K+ salts
Treatment Recommendations
  • Effective at concentrations of 3 – 5% V/V
Environmental Advantage
  • Star HIB Plus is environmentally compliant for use in all areas
  • PLONOR listed for North Sea use, HMCS Category P, OCNS Group E
  • Passes the Canadian Microtox
  • CEFAS and REACH registered
Star HIB® SF

Star HIB® SF Specifications

Applications
  • Provides compliance in environmentally sensitive operations
  • Allows freshwater systems to be formulated
  • Particularly useful where environmental restrictions limit the use of K+ cations or Cl- anions
  • Optimum performance at 2 – 4% V/V in most shale types
Advantages
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Does not require KCI or other salts to provide shale inhibition
  • Can be used where environmental restrictions prevent the use of potassium or chloride
  • Is non-ionic and contributes no salinity or electrical conductivity to the mud, nor to mud discharges
  • Superior cuttings hardness
Treatment Recommendations
  • Effective at concentrations of 2 – 4% V/V
Environmental Advantage
  • Star HIB® SF is environmentally compliant for use in all areas.
  • PLONOR listed for North Sea use, HMCS Category P, OCNS Group E
  • CEFAS and REACH registered

Product Specifications

Star HIB® SF Specifications

Applications
  • Provides compliance in environmentally sensitive operations
  • Allows freshwater systems to be formulated
  • Particularly useful where environmental restrictions limit the use of K+ cations or Cl- anions
  • Optimum performance at 2 – 4% V/V in most shale types
Advantages
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Does not require KCI or other salts to provide shale inhibition
  • Can be used where environmental restrictions prevent the use of potassium or chloride
  • Is non-ionic and contributes no salinity or electrical conductivity to the mud, nor to mud discharges
  • Superior cuttings hardness
Treatment Recommendations
  • Effective at concentrations of 2 – 4% V/V
Environmental Advantage
  • Star HIB® SF is environmentally compliant for use in all areas.
  • PLONOR listed for North Sea use, HMCS Category P, OCNS Group E
  • CEFAS and REACH registered
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Star HIB® SF

Star HIB® Plus Specifications

Applications
  • Star HIB® Plus is used in inhibitive WBM in place of KCl with a conventional glycol.
  • Particularly useful where environmental restrictions limit the use of K+ cations
  • Optimum performance at 3 – 5% V/V in most shale types
Advantages
  • Environmentally acceptable and non-toxic
  • Reservoir compliant
  • No negative effects on mud properties
  • Provides excellent cuttings hardness
  • Conventional glycols (cloud point and non-clouding) work best with K+ salts
Treatment Recommendations
  • Effective at concentrations of 3 – 5% V/V
Environmental Advantage
  • Star HIB Plus is environmentally compliant for use in all areas
  • PLONOR listed for North Sea use, HMCS Category P, OCNS Group E
  • Passes the Canadian Microtox
  • CEFAS and REACH registered
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Star HIB® Plus