UNI-GEL HDD Bentonite

UNI-GEL – sodium bentonite is used for drilling as a preparation base of drilling fluids with necessary technical parameters; Uni-GEL* viscosifier is a premium bentonite blended with special extenders, capable of yielding more than twice as much viscosity as regular bentonite.

UNI-GEL viscosifier is an easily mixed, superior sodium bentonite for freshwater drilling and boring applications.

Typical Physical Properties

Physical appearance ……………………….. Light tan/gray-green powder

Specific gravity …………………………………………………………. 2.3-2.5

Approximate yield ……………………………………………….. 220 bbl/ton

Applications

Uni-Gel viscosifier is used in the following applications to rapidly build mud viscosity and provide superior hole cleaning, as well as to help control lost circulation, formation sloughing and promote hole stability in unconsolidated formations:

  • Potable-water wells/li>
  • Mineral exploration (coring and rotary drilling)/li>
  • Horizontal directional drilling/li>
  • Blast holes/li>
  • Shaft drilling/li>
  • Monitor/observation wells/li>
  • Gel-foam, air-drilling applications

Advantages

  • Yields more quickly than API-standard bentonite/li>
  • Non-toxic and proven suitable for use in drilling potable water wells/li>
  • Higher penetration rates than regular bentonite systems due to a lower solids content
  • Reduced transportation and storage costs as a result of less product required for treatment/li>
  • Finer grind to enable rapid mixing

Toxicity and Handling

Handle as an industrial chemical, wearing protective equipment and observing the precautions described in the Material Safety Data Sheets

Storage

Store in a dry location and well-ventilated area away from sources of heat or ignition

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