Drilling has evolved over the years, and products have changed throughout this course. It is necessary to utilize oil while drilling for better lubrication. When you add oilfield brine to the mix you now have an abrasive agent that helps to break down debris more efficiently. They also assist in debris sludge removal which is a necessity in the drilling industry. Products for easier drilling consist of brine for solubility and oil for lubrication.
To better understand the brine solution used in the oilfield it is important to understand what the solution consists of, and how it helps ensure the ease and success of drilling. Brine is a high-concentration solution, usually consisting of sodium chloride, calcium, or bromides. This solution is normally manufactured alongside the oil that is used for the drilling process.
Outside factors that can alter the concentration of the solution:
- The concentration of the salt
- pH effects
- Changing temperatures
- The type of ion used
- Mixed brine systems
We offer a large number of surfactants for use in the drilling process to ensure better results on the job. To better understand them it is important to have a little insight into the chemistries we offer for brine systems.…