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New cost-effective Gilsonite product provides crucial filtration control, maintains stable rheology

Ultra-deep wells and gypsum-salt formations present unique drilling challengesThe Sichuan Basin in southwest China is rich in ultra-deep natural gas and deep shale gas resources. Successful wells must be 7,000 to 8,000 meters (23,000 to 26,000 feet) deep. In addition, thick gypsum-salt rock formations present extreme engineering challenges, notably maintaining a stable rheological profile. Other…

American Gilsonite Company Mining Operations Celebrate 5-Year Safety Record

American Gilsonite Company CEO Craig Mueller and CFO Steve Granda recently traveled to our mining operations facility in Bonanza, Utah to congratulate COO Nick Lott and the Bonanza Operations team for their 5-year safety record. Breaking 700,000 hours of no lost time accidents is a major achievement in any mining operation, and the company wanted…

Outstanding safety record earns American Gilsonite Company the Utah Mining Association Safety Award

American Gilsonite Company has received the Utah Mining Association Safety Award for its accident-free operations. All recipients of the Safety Award were recognized at the 105th Annual Utah Mining Association Virtual Convention held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The Utah Mining Association (UMA) annual safety awards program promotes mine safety and awareness and rewards the…

Rigorous trials prove genuine Gilsonite® uintaite will not remass

In laboratory testing and in client use, Gilsonite® uintaite, supplied by American Gilsonite Company, has proven its resistance to caking or remassing, even under high pressure, extreme temperatures and long-term storage. The chemical composition and refined purity of American Gilsonite® uintaite allow particles to remain loose and easy to mix, as opposed to competing products…

Gilsonite® uintaite controls fluid loss without damaging the formation

Gilsonite® reduces formation damage Lab tests show that Gilsonite® uintaite used as a fluid loss control additive in synthetic-based drilling mud (SBM) causes negligible formation damage. Third-party lab testing indicated that mud with Gilsonite® uintaite reduced damage to the hydrocarbon-bearing formation compared to synthetic-based mud alone. Low-tier “black powder” additive damages the formation, reduces permeabilityTesting…

GILSONITE® uintaite classified GREEN in rigorous North Sea environmental standards

Gilsonite® uintaite has registered green under the Norwegian HOCNF Color Category System, demonstrating it is environmentally safe for use in the North Sea where there is potential for discharge into the marine environment. “This registration opens a whole new market since it comes at a time when our customers are looking for environmentally safe alternatives…

Gilsonite® HMA Modifier reduces asphalt road construction project cost while providing HSE improvements

New German worker safety requirements present a challenge for road paving. German law requires a significant reduction in MAK values (carcinogenic substances in asphalt fumes per m3) by 2024. This presented a challenge when the second largest autobahn in Germany needed renovating. The surface course required a mastic asphalt strong enough to withstand heavy car…

Accident-free operations earn American Gilsonite highest safety award

American Gilsonite Company has received the mining industry’s highest safety award for its accident-free operations throughout 2019. The Safety Achievement Award from the Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) was presented at the association’s virtual annual meeting on September 22, 2020. While presenting the prestigious award, IMA-NA Chairman Doug Smith explained, “The Safety Achievement…

Asphalt costs reduced 13%+ and performance improved with Gilsonite®

STUDY SHOWS GILSONITE® OFFERS SUPERIOR MASTIC ASPHALT PERFORMANCE AT LOWER ADDITIVE CONCENTRATIONS  An independent study was 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…

American Gilsonite continues expanding customer base in the Middle East at ADIPEC 2019

American Gilsonite once again had a presence at one of the world’s largest and most influential oil and gas conferences – the 2019 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). This year’s four-day event, held in November 2019, had a record-breaking attendance of more than 155,000 industry professionals from around the globe. Alongside other…