Viscosifier & Suspending Agent
BioDrill RX is a rheological modifier that utilises its entanglement of cellulose fibrils to improve anti-sedimentation of proppant, fines, cuttings, produced solids in oil recovery and drilling fluids, along with anti-settling of particles in cement slurries.
BioDrill RX retains its anti-sedimentation properties while maintaining its shear thinning ability (pseudoplasticity) in harsh downhole environments, as opposed to typical hydrocolloids (HEC, xanthan, CMC, and guar). BioDrill RX performs well at high water cuts, in high TDS brines, and under extreme pH conditions (1–13). The unique physical properties of BioDrill RX allow for suspension of solids at static or near resting conditions, and superior shear-thinning ability at high shear rates. This allows fluids to be easily pumpable, manageable, and requires less strain on the surface equipment
The BioDrill RX product is bio-based, renewable, sustainable, biodegradable, non-toxic, and considered to pose little or no risk to the environment (PLONOR certified).