Gilsonite Improves Performance, Extends Thermal Life and Reduces Cost in Deepwater Drilling

June 24, 2016

Gilsonite® has been proven safe and effective in more than 60 years of oilfield performance. Added to drilling fluids, it increases performance and reduces cost in deepwater drilling while minimizing risk.

Gilsonite meets all EPA requirements for Gulf of Mexico discharge

The deeper you look, the more benefits you’ll see
With natural bonding and plugging properties and a high softening point, Gilsonite delivers multiple advantages:

  • Extends thermal life 10% or more
  • Prevents lost circulation
  • Minimizes differential sticking
  • Stabilizes shales
  • Performs in oil- and water-based drilling muds
  • Performs in HP/HT environments
  • Reduces cost vs. polymers
  • Delivers higher performance with no HSE risk

Gilsonite reduces costs more than 80%
At a fraction of the cost of premium polymers, Gilsonite delivers greater cost advantages at higher temperatures:

For more information, download the technical information sheet.