Drilling Solutions

Impact provides advanced drilling fluid additives in three categories:

Wellbore Shielding® & Stability
Lost Circulation Solutions
Eco-Friendly Shale Inhibitors

Wellbore Shielding® & Stability

Minimize NPT, Reduce Costs & Optimize Production

Our Wellbore Shielding additives have enabled problem-free drilling in some of the world’s most troublesome formations. Unlike products used to remediate losses, these preventative solutions reduce non-productive time and preserve wellbore stability throughout the drilling process—helping to improve ultimate recoveries as a result. Our Wellbore Shielding drilling fluid additives include a range of options to meet various project parameters. The STAR SHIELD® product line is specifically formulated for the unconventional wells of North America.

Lost Circulation Solutions

Mitigate Costs & Risks Associated with Lost Circulation Incidents

Lost circulation is the number one cause of while-drilling non-productive time unrelated to weather in the industry. Lost circulation-induced well control issues and dropped objects while jarring stuck pipe pose severe HSE risks. Our drilling fluid additives remediate dangerous lost circulation situations, both in naturally induced fractures and drilling-induced fractures, of varying degree. These advanced drilling fluid chemicals aid in seepage to total losses, cement losses and formation damage.

 

Shale Inhibitors

Superior Performance with Environmental Protection

Impact’s STAR HIB® products are designed for shale drilling with water-based fluids in environmentally sensitive and densely populated areas. Our next-generation chemistry combines excellent shale inhibition characteristics with enhanced environmental profiles compared with conventional inhibitors. These drilling additives inhibit swelling and dispersive shales while enabling compliance in areas that prohibit or restrict the use of chlorides.