Case Studies

Case Studies

PROVEN RESULTS WITH AMERICAN GILSONITE®

The unique chemical and physical properties of Gilsonite® make it a versatile, performance-enhancing additive for a wide range of applications. Here are examples of clients achieving superior results by using Gilsonite® uintaite.

Slurry with Gilsonite® increases yield and reduces cost

A West Texas O&G operator wanted to reduce slurry costs for its lightweight cement applications in the Permian Basin. The cementing company, West Texas Cementers (WTC), an independent cementing company in Odessa, Texas, replaced hollow beads with Gilsonite® uintaite. The result was a significant reduction in slurry costs. WTC had typically used hollow beads as…

Drilling fluid with Gilsonite® outperforms alternative in same field

A large, international E&P oil company with a significant presence in the US unconventional market was experiencing inconsistent drilling fluid performance from two service companies operating within the same field. One service company, using an alternative product to American Gilsonite® uintaite, experienced poor drilling fluid performance, including issues with stuck pipe, wellbore instability, high rheology,…

Impressive results achieved by replacing OBM fluid loss additives with Gilsonite®

A large U.S. independent drilling fluids company was experiencing inconsistent performance in their Eagle Ford and Permian operations. After conducting field trials, they determined using American Gilsonite® uintaite as an OBM additive resulted in a net fluid loss additive cost reduction, reduced additive consumption and fluid loss performance improvement. A company spokesperson noted, “American Gilsonite®…

Study Shows Gilsonite® Offers Superior Mastic Asphalt Performance and Economic Advantages

An independent study was recently conducted to determine how the physical and chemical properties of Gilsonite® uintaite performed compared to Trinidad Lake Asphalt (TLA). The study compared a typical mastic asphalt bitumen modified with 24.4% TLA and formulations of bitumen modified with Gilsonite® at significantly lower concentrations of 5% and 6%. All of the formulations…