Mud lube reduces drilling torque and drag, minimizes pipe sticking, and increases bit life. The most effective application is in oil-based mud (OBM) deep and deviated wells. It meets and consistently exceeds requirements specified by NPDES, pertaining to Gulf of Mexico discharges, and does not increase toxicity of the base mud, LC-50 of 465,685 ppm at 5 volume %. Our mud lube is also non-foaming, non- fluorescent, non-surface active and compatible with other typical drilling mud components. BlenTex's mud lube can be added directly to the mud hopper or to the mud pits. This mud lube should be kept in closed drums or bulk containers to avoid contact with air or moisture when not in use. To facilitate handling, it may be heated to 130° F (54° C) without adverse effects. It should be maintained between 80-100° F. Exposure to 0° F for a prolonged time period will solidify. To return the material to its original condition, cold drums should be warmed to 80-100° F. Blending temperature should not exceed 130° F.
Drilling fluids, also referred to as drilling mud, are added to the wellbore to facilitate the drilling process by suspending cuttings, controlling pressure, stabilizing exposed rock, providing buoyancy, and cooling and lubricating.