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We supply cost-effective, environmentally-friendly solutions for oil and gas drilling and exploration, with products used in all phases of the lifecycle

Silicates for Drilling Muds

We helped to pioneer the use of potassium silicate in drilling fluids in Western Canada more than 15 years ago. This environmentally-friendly product is a superior shale stabilizer for drilling muds. As a secondary benefit, the cuttings and fluid can be spread over the land where the potassium acts as a fertilizer once the well is completed.

Microspheres for Oil Well Cements

Q-Cel® ONG® and Sphericel® hollow microspheres are used in lightweight oil well cements to reduce the cement slurry density. Lower density cements reduce the hydrostatic pressure during the cement process in fragile geological formations, which helps prevent the breakdown of the formation and loss circulation. We also offer products which are used as mechanical lubricants in drilling muds and fluids, keeping high viscosity material flowing with a ball-bearing effect.