Fish-Friendly Dowhole Drilling Lubricant Reduces Need for Oil-Based Mud
ProOne's drilling fluid proven to be "non-hazardous to acquatic life" while its high temperature lubricating capabilities in water-based mud exceeds those of oil-based mud or "invert." This means increased performance, savings and less enviro-risk.
Oct. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Costa Mesa, California -- ProOne’s Drilling Fluid has been demonstrated to be “non-hazardous to aquatic life” while it’s high temperature lubricating capabilities in water-based “mud” (WBM) exceeds those of typical oil-based mud (OBM). For drill rig owners, this means not having to sacrifice lubricating and rate of penetration characteristics while significantly reducing drilling costs and environmental risks. Having passed several of the most stringent U.S. (LC50) and Canadian (Microtox D50) test for aquatic safety, ProOne’s Drilling Fluid works with WBM and outperforms OBM in many situations where an OBM is needed but not feasible or permitted.
The LC50 test for aquatic toxicity determines the lethal concentration (LC) of a material at which 50% of the specimens (fish or crustaceans)
It was further determined that the LC50 rating of the ProOne’s Drilling Fluid is greater than 750mg/L where materials with and LC50 above 500 mg/L are considered “non-hazardous”
“Major operators throughout the industry have experienced our drilling lubricant as the product that saves them money and solves problems when the drilling gets tough,” says Tim Wagner, ProOne’s Vice President of Research & Development. “We see the LC50 test results providing huge benefits to drillers since they can have all the environmental advantages of a water-based mud while outperforming oil-based mud with improved penetration characteristics.”
Based in Orange County, California, ProOne, Inc. (ProOne), the operating division of ProOne Holdings, Inc., is in the business of developing and marketing high-performance, cost-effective, lubricants and fuel products for commercial, industrial and retail customers. ProOne produces the most advanced and effective drilling lubricant in the world. Approved for use by all major drilling fluid suppliers, ProOne provides the drilling fluid through distributors, such as National Oilwell Varco (NOV/Wilson)
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