DRILLING / WELLBORE SHIELDING® & STABILITY

FLC® Product Line

FLC® FINE

FLC® FINE Specifications

Applications
  • Effective and compatible with all common fluid additives and base fluids
  • Engineered to work directly in the circulating fluid system
  • Effective at controlling fluid invasion at concentrations as low as 4 – 6 ppb
Advantages
  • Drill with mud densities greater than the fracture initiation pressure
  • Minimizes downhole losses by preventing induced losses
  • Does not contain graphite, asphalt, gilsonite or other black powder based material
Formation Performance
  • Demonstrated to be non-damaging in independent third-party testing for both WBM and OBM
  • Low-permeability Middle Eastern chalk, WBM – 98% return perm.
  • Medium-permeability Latin American sand, WBM – 98% return perm.
  • Medium-permeability Norwegian sand, Micromax OBM – 98% return perm.
Environmental Advantage
  • FLC FINE is environmentally compliant for use worldwide
  • PLONOR listed for North Sea use, HMCS Category P, OCNS Group E
  • Passes the North America 96-hr LC50 bioassay mysid shrimp
FLC 2000®

FLC 2000® Specifications

Applications
  • Effective and compatible with all common fluid additives and base fluids
  • Engineered to work directly in the circulating fluid system
  • Controls fluid invasion at concentrations as low as 4 – 6 ppb
  • Seals fractures up to at least 4,000 psi over pressure in the laboratory; Maintains a seal with overbalance higher than 3,000 psi in the field
Advantages
  • Demonstrated to be non-damaging in independent third-party testing for both WBM and OBM
  • Low-permeability Middle Eastern chalk, WBM – 98% return perm.
  • Medium-permeability Latin American sand, WBM – 98% return perm.
  • Medium-permeability Norwegian sand, Micromax OBM – 98% return perm.
Environmental Advantage
  • FLC 2000 is environmentally compliant for use worldwide
  • PLONOR listed for North Sea use, HMCS Category P, OCNS Group E
  • Passes the North America 96-hr LC50 bioassay mysid shrimp and Canadian Microtox
  • Does not contain graphite, asphalt, gilsonite or other black powder based material
FLC® SUPREME

FLC® SUPREME Specifications

Applications
  • Effective and compatible with all common fluid additives and base fluids
  • Engineered to work directly in the circulating fluid system
  • Effective at controlling fluid invasion at concentrations of 8 – 30 ppb
Advantages
  • Drill with mud densities greater than the fracture initiation pressure
  • Does not require specialist solids control equipment
  • Increased tolerance to high shear degradation
  • Does not contain graphite, asphalt, gilsonite or other black powder based material
Formation Performance
  • Demonstrated to be non-damaging in independent third-party testing for both WBM and OBM
Environmental Advantage
  • FLC SUPREME is environmentally compliant for use worldwide
  • PLONOR listed for North Sea use, HMCS Category P, OCNS Group E
  • Passes the North America 96-hr LC50 bioassay mysid shrimp
FLC® EXTREME

FLC® EXTREME Specifications

Applications
  • Effective and compatible with all common fluid additives and base fluids
  • Engineered to work directly in the circulating fluid system
  • Effective at controlling fluid invasion at concentrations of 8 – 30 ppb
Advantages
  • No adjustments to basic mud formulation
  • Does not require specialist solids control equipment
  • Physically robust, performance not shear degraded
  • Does not contain graphite, asphalt, gilsonite or other black powder based material
Formation Performance
  • Demonstrated to be non-damaging in independent third-party testing for both WBM and OBM
Environmental Advantage
  • FLC EXTREME is environmentally compliant for use worldwide
  • PLONOR listed for North Sea use, HMCS Category P, OCNS Group E
  • Passes the North America 96-hr LC50 bioassay mysid shrimp
FLC® MAX

FLC® MAX Specifications

Applications
  • Low-invasion fluid loss additive designed to seal microfractures specifically for oil-based and synthetic-based fluids
  • Effective at controlling fluid invasion at concentrations often as low as 4 ppb
Advantages
  • Improved high-temperature, high-pressure and permeability plugging apparatus fluid losses
  • Improved spurt loss and total fluid loss results seen across a broad range of fluid densities
  • No negative effects on mud properties
Environmental Advantage
  • FLC® MAX is environmentally compliant for use worldwide and HMCS Category C and Substitution Level 4 registered
  • Passes the North America 96-hr LC50 bioassay mysid shrimp
Ultra-Low Invasion Additives & Wellbore Stabilizers

FLC® Wellbore Shielding® solutions are advanced additives that protect the formation and maintain wellbore stability by generating a fast, effective seal at the fluid-rock interface. This barrier against fluid and pressure invasion enables operators to successfully drill unstable, mechanically weak formations while mitigating losses. By preventing problems and preserving wellbore stability throughout the drilling process, FLC additives reduce non-productive time and total well costs while helping to increase ultimate recoveries.

In reservoir applications, drilling fluids formulated with FLC additives help to optimize production potential by minimizing reservoir damage and providing high return permeability. When production is initiated, the inflow of the well lifts off the thin external filter cake with minimal differential pressure, eliminating the need for acid washes.

FLC additives are ideal for depleted, poorly consolidated and interbedded formations, unstable shales, and deepwater applications. These best-in-class solutions for Wellbore Shielding and stability have been proven in geologically diverse basins across more than 45 countries.

PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW

  • Seals up to 100-3,000 μm microfractures at high differential pressure
  • Effective and compatible with oil-, water- and synthetic-based fluid systems (Note: FLC® MAX is optimized specifically for OBM)
  • Works directly in the circulating fluid system
  • Allows continual use of API 60 mesh screens
  • Mixes directly through the hopper, or can be pre-mixed
  • Does not degrade after shearing
  • Remains stable at temperatures in excess of 400°F