The SECURE Grande Prairie oil-based mud blending and storage facility offers customized blending of oil-based muds and includes capacity to provide bulk fluid storage. Our facility is WM approved, making it capable of storing used products with a flashpoint greater than 34° Celsius.

This facility’s specialization is the custom blending of InverMAX, SECURE’s proprietary invert. The facility is able to obtain ideal blending results using a Vortex Hopper and 8” x 6” x 14” Mission Magnum Shear pump. Aside from the hopper and the pump, the facility is equipped with Vortex Radial Eductors in the mix tank and storage tanks to ensure the fluid is sheared at all levels of production.

The on site mud lab allows SECURE to provide QA/QC immediately after mixing and prior to loading to ensure only high quality drilling fluid is sent to our customers. The yard at Grande Prairie facility is slightly over 4 acres, allowing ample room for additional rental tanks (Target Tanks) when our permanent storage is full. With Directive 55 in effect, SECURE obtained WM approval for this site which allows used oil-based muds to be stored and recycled at the facility.

Equipment Storage Capacity

The permanent storage includes: 

8 160m3 tanks 

2 80m3 lined brine tanks 

2 120m3 insulated tanks 

2 260m3 tanks 

1 Mix tank with a 60m3 compartment, an 8m3 compartment and a 12m³ compartment 

3 Load risers 


Shearing and pumping: 

1 8” x 6” x 14” Mission Magnum shear pump 

1 6” x 4” x 12” Mission Magnum circulation pump 

4 Radial eductors in each tank 

5 Radial eductors in the 60m3 mix tank compartment 

2 Radial eductors in the 8m3 & 12m3 mix tank compartments  


2200mplus Target Tanks

04-07-072-05 W6M
Approval #: 
WM 163
Phone Number: 
780 830 1181
Fax Number: 
780 532 1650
Mailing Address: 
15002 91st Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8X OB2
Facility Personnel: 

Shayne Hicks, Facility Manager: 780 897 1464