B.A.S.E. (Bitumen Activated Stable Emulsion) is our patented emulsified polymer SAGD drilling fluid system. The system is a reusable, lubricating, water-based system for drilling both the intermediate and main hole sections. B.A.S.E. is a two-step system where the bitumen is first dispersed into droplets at the bit, then coated with the active ingredient, BASEmul™, to provide a stable emulsion. When the bitumen particles are emulsified into the system, the system becomes water wet with no messy oil exposed to the rig or personnel. With over 600 wells completed, it continues to be one of the most effective and versatile drilling fluid systems for drilling SAGD wells on the market.
BITUDRIL is our patented encapsulating polymer SAGD drilling fluid system. The BITUDRIL System is a 100% reusable, water-based system for drilling both the intermediate and main hole sections. BITUDRIL works by encapsulating the bitumen in a water wet polymeric coating that prevents it from sticking to surface equipment and downhole tools. The result is a barrier, provided by the active ingredient, BITUMOP™, that eliminates the interaction between water and the surfactants. With over 300 wells completed, the BITUDRIL system has proven to be one of the most efficient SAGD drilling fluid systems on the market.
COREDRILL is our specially designed system for delineation and coring wells in heavy oil and tar sands. It was designed as a one-bag, easy-to-mix system. It provides easy mixing for smaller rigs with less mixing capabilities. COREDRILL provides quick viscosity, fluid loss and lubricity properties ideal for projects that require low fluid loss and cuttings transport for coring and logging applications. The addition of an inhibitor into the system protects reactive clays of the upper hole sections when needed.