Drilling Fluid Systems

EMEC formulates water-based, oil-based and synthetic-based drilling and drill-in fluid systems, designed to meet the specific wellbore challenges of our clients.

EMEC’s customized systems are based on the following fluids:

  • Water-Based Fluids
    • Gel Mud
    • Mixed-Metal Hydroxide
  • Brine-Based Fluids
    • KCl/Polymer Mud
    • KCl/PHPA
    • KCl/Polymer/Glycol Mud
    • Salt Saturated & Dual Salt Mud
    • Calcium Chloride/Polymer Mud
    • Sodium Silicate Mud
    • Formate-Based Mud
  • Non-Aqueous Invert Emulsion Fluids
    • Low-Toxic Oil-Based Fluids
    • Mineral Oil-Based Fluids
    • Synthetic Oil-Based Fluids
    • Ester-Based Fluids
  • Drill-In Fluids
    • Perm Drill Fluid
    • Ultra-Low Invasion Fluid (ULIF)
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Reservoir Fluid Systems

Complementing our drilling fluids portfolio, EMEC Green fluid systems are our eco-friendly Drill-In alternative to oil-based fluids. Green Fluid systems are tailored to be less toxic and biodegrade to reduce environmental impact and formation damage.

In 2003, EMEC was the first drilling fluids company to deploy formate drill-in fluids in the Middle East region when we designed low solids potassium formate system for drilling slim-hole extended-reach and horizontal HTHP well

Non-Aqueous Based Fluid Systems

EMEC Gold includes our non-aqueous based fluid systems which are engineered to overcome the most demanding wellbore challenges when conditions are too tough for water-based fluids.  Delivering superior drilling performance, EMEC Gold systems are based on diesel, low toxicity mineral oil or synthetic oil as the base fluid depending on conditions and requirements.

EMEC Gold systems are stable at temperatures up to 500°F (260°C), which makes them particularly suitable for HTHP wells.

Water Based Fluid Systems

The EMEC Blue range of conventional and high-performance water-based fluids address well challenges facing operators. Driven by our commitment to solving challenges, EMEC’s blue systems have been developed to tackle challenges such as highly reactive shale formations without incurring the high costs of oil-based fludis while being environmentally responsible.