Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

HYDRAUL-EZ® high-yield drilling fluid is the trusted solution for maintaining borehole integrity

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CETCO has consistently provides the drilling industry with the highest quality drilling fluids that keep operators running at peak efficiency.  Our bentonite based drilling fluids have been controlling fluid loss, reducing torque, and controlling down hole conditions of countless horizontal directional drills for more than two decades.

 

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    ACCU_VIS

    ACCU-VIS®
    ACCU-VIS is a liquid copolymer designed for fast field mixing, viscosity building, and clay/shale stabilization in aqueous drilling fluids. ACCU-VIS is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO® JOINT COMPOUND
    CETCO JOINT COMPOUND is a lead-free, premium grade tool joint and drill collar lubricant for heavy duty drilling. This special mixture of the finest blend of copper flakes with a superior base gives maximum protection under extreme temperature and adverse conditions.

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    CETCO® X-TORQUE
    CETCO X-TORQUE is a 100% environmentally safe, non-petroleum lubricant specifically developed for horizontal directional drilling and mineral exploration, as well as other drilling applications. CETCO X-TORQUE attracts to metal surfaces such as drill pipe and downhole tooling to provide lubrication between these surfaces and the formation. CETCO X-TORQUE will dramatically reduce clay balling as well as rotational torque. CETCO X-TORQUE is especially beneficial in slimhole applications.

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    CLAY CUTTER™
    CLAY CUTTER is a concentrated, non-hazardous, proprietary clay inhibitor that can be used with either polymer or bentonite drilling fluid systems. CLAY CUTTER is an ideal additive for HDD bores in reactive clay soils.

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    CLAY CUTTER™ PRO
    CLAY CUTTER PRO is a dry version of the CLAY CUTTER liquid additive. This concentrated, non-hazardous, proprietary clay inhibitor can be used with either polymer or bentonite drilling fluid systems. This dry additive is cost effective and dosages are easily monitored and controlled. CLAY CUTTER PRO is an ideal additive for HDD bores in reactive clay soils.

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    DE-CHLOR™
    DE-CHLOR is a white granular crystal that neutralizes chlorine in municipal water. Chlorine in water supplies can destroy polymer drilling fluids.

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    DRILL-TERGE™
    DRILL-TERGE is a liquid solution of non-ionic surfactants formulated to increase wetting properties of drilling fluids. DRILL-TERGE coats the cuttings created in the drilling process and allows for easier lifting and removal. DRILL-TERGE also coats the drill pipe and drilling tools which prevents clays from sticking to the metal surfaces.

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    HYDRAUL-EZ®
    HYDRAUL-EZ is a high-yield, 200 mesh sodium Wyoming bentonite blended with a special dry polymer additives making it ideal for HDD boring. HYDRAUL-EZ is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    HYDRO-PAC™
    HYDRO-PAC is a dry hybrid-polymer drilling fluid. HYDRO-PAC is an innovative breakthrough in drilling fluids and containment fluids. HYDRO-PAC can be mixed directly into saltwater and suitable for drilling in all types of estuarial and littoral conditions as well as fresh water zones.

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    INSTA-VIS™ DRY
    INSTA-VIS DRY is an easy mixing, water soluble, high molecular weight anionic polymer. This granular polymer improves drilling efficiency in both horizontal and vertically drilled holes by controlling shales and clays, improving lubricity, and increasing viscosity.

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    INSTA-VIS™ PLUS
    INSTA-VIS PLUS is a multi-functional liquid polymer designed to improve drilling efficiency in both horizontal and vertical drilled holes through its rapid field mixing, viscosity development, and clay and shale inhibition. INSTA-VIS PLUS is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    MACRO-FILL
    MACRO-FILL is a granular, advanced super-absorbent material that rapidly absorbs and retains large volumes of water from aqueous solutions. MACRO-FILL may absorb up to 300 times its weight in freshwater while expanding less than 5% in total volume.

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    MAGMA FIBER
    MAGMA FIBER is a specially formulated, extrusion spun mineral fiber. This coarse, long flexible fiber will give increased circulation by bridging and plugging off voids, fractures, and all types of permeable formations. MAGMA FIBER is compatible with all oil and water based muds and emulsion.

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    MUD BALANVE_MARSH FUNNEL_CUP_SAND CONTENT KIT

    MARSH FUNNEL & CUP
    Viscosity measurement tool

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    SLURRY TEST KIT

    MUD & SLURRY TEST KIT
    An essential kit containing everything you need.

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    MUD BALANCE
    Mud weight measurement tool

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    MULTI-SEAL
    MULTI-SEAL is a select blend of four types of materials normally used for lost circulation. A flake material (cellophane), a granular material (nut shells), fine fibrous material (ground paper), and coarse fibers (cedar fibers). MULTI-SEAL is blended in the proper ratio to produce the most effective seal. MULTI-SEAL contains no fermenting materials or materials that chemically change the rheological properties of the fluid, even polymer mud’s.

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    PREMIUM GEL_50

    PREMIUM GEL®
    PREMIUM GEL is a 200 mesh, 90 bbl yield sodium bentonite for freshwater drilling, slurry walls, and tunnel boring. PREMIUM GEL complies with API 13A Section 9, Specifications for Drilling Fluid Materials.

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    PUREGOLD® CLEANDRILL
    PUREGOLD CLEANDRILL is a bentonite free powder designed for special conditions associated with drilling horizontal directional recovery wells for groundwater remediation. PUREGOLD CLEANDRILL controls and helps maintain formation permeability and porosity.

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    PUREGOLD® LUBE
    PUREGOLD LUBE is an environmentally safe premium grade lubricant, free of petroleum hydrocarbons and metals. PUREGOLD LUBE is a tool joint lubricant designed for use in environmental drilling.

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    REL-PAC®
    REL-PAC is a non-fermenting granular polymer designed for building a low solids drilling fluid with increased borehole stability. REL-PAC is a highly dispersible polymer, which prevents the formation of hard lumps or fish eyes, for maximum product efficiency.

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    REL-PAC® XTRA-LOW
    REL-PAC XTRA-LOW is a low viscosity, non-fermenting dry polymer designed for use as a more efficient filtration control additive in a variety of drilling fluid applications. Intended for use in bentonite and polymer fluids.

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    MUD BALANVE_MARSH FUNNEL_CUP_SAND CONTENT KIT (1)

    SAND CONTENT KIT
    Sand content measurement tool

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    SAND SEALANT/MULTI-SEAL
    SAND SEALANT a specially blended dry powdered mineral and MULTI-SEAL a dry select blend of four types of materials a flake material, a granular material, a fine fibrous material, and coarse fibers used for fluid loss control. SAND SEALANT/MULTI-SEAL added to a hole filled with SHORE PAC slurry, reduces slurry seepage into saturated open porous permeable cobbles, sands, and gravels.

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    slurrybond

    SLURRYBOND™
    SLURRYBOND is a powdered inorganic mineral formula used for the solidification of high solids drilling slurries. SLURRYBOND is made from non-biodegradable mineral.

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    SLURRYBOND™ 200
    SLURRYBOND 200 is a proprietary solid, granular super-absorbent polymer that rapidly absorbs and retains aqueous matter. SLURRYBOND 200 is made from non-biodegradable polymer.

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    SLURRYBOND™ 2000
    SLURRYBOND 2000 is a dry product intended to solidify drilling spoils for disposal purposes.

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    SODA ASH
    SODA ASH is the common name for sodium carbonate, which separates calcium into sodium and carbonate ions in solution.

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    SODIUM BICARBONATE
    SODIUM BICARBONATE , NaHCO3 is used to lower the pH of drilling slurry from a pH of 12-13 (alkaline) to a neutral pH range of 8-9. A white powder, SODIUM BICARBONATE is also added to a base drilling fluid as a pH neutralizing additive. A buffer, SODIUM BICARBONATE is added to acidic water to raise the pH to 8-9.

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    super_gel_x

    SUPER GEL-X®
    SUPER GEL-X is an easy mixing, high viscosity 200 bbl yield freshwater drilling fluid produced from the highest grade Wyoming sodium bentonite. SUPER GEL-X is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    SUPER PAC™
    SUPER PAC is an easy mixing, liquid polymer that enhances the properties of a bentonite drilling fluid by lowering water loss to the formation (filtrate). When added to HYDRAUL-EZ or SUPER GEL-X, SUPER PAC creates an ideal fluid for drilling in a variety of conditions.

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    SUPER PAC™ XTRA-LOW
    SUPER PAC XTRA-LOW is a low viscosity, liquid multipurpose polymer. SUPER PAC XTRA-LOW enhances the beneficial properties of bentonite and polymer drilling fluids by lowering water loss to the formation (filtrate).

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    SUPER THIN™
    SUPER THIN is a highly concentrated additive engineered to reduce drilling fluid viscosity, assist in settling solids, and can be used to disperse the filter cake created by a bentonite drilling fluid with continued circulation through the borehole. SUPER THIN is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    SUSPEND-IT™
    SUSPEND-IT is an easy mixing biopolymer additive used to control drilling fluid rheology. SUSPEND-IT is designed to enhance gel strength of the drilling fluid for improved suspension and transporting of drill cuttings, gravel, and cobble on long bores. SUSPEND-IT will perform effectively in fresh or saltwater.

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    VARIFLO® QD
    VARIFLO QD is a coarse granular, high-viscosity blend of guar gum formulated for easy and quick dispersion in drilling applications. Coarser granules prevent lumps or encapsulation. VARIFLO QD bonds to soil particles providing support and builds a protective wall cake. Low fluid loss characteristics and high viscosity help maintain hydraulic head.

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    VELOXITY-PRO®
    VELOXITY-PRO is an easy mixing, high viscosity 230 bbl yield freshwater drilling fluid produced from the highest grade Wyoming sodium bentonite. VELOXITY-PRO is blended with additives to control formation porosity and permeability for excellent borehole stability in HDD work. VELOXITY-PRO is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    VENTURI MIXING HOPPER
    Dry powder mixing tool

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    Case Studies

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    BLOOMINGTON MANUFACTURED GAS PLANT HORIZONTAL REMEDIATION WELL
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mateco Drilling Company and CETCO collaborated to drill one 360 foot horizontal well with PUREGOLD CLEANDRILL.

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