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All CETCO bentonite based drilling fluids are made of the highest quality sodium bentonite from Wyoming

When drilling with bentonite, a protective “filter cake” is formed on the borehole wall reducing the level of soil permeability and increasing stability. The circulating bentonite slurry removes the drilled cuttings bringing them to the surface. The bentonite mixture also exerts hydraulic pressure preventing any collapse of the walls even when the excavation is below the water table. Bentonite slurry also acts as a lubricant for drilling tools.

In slurry wall construction, bentonite is used to contain contaminated groundwater, dewater excavations and stabilize dams, levees, and other similar structures. Bentonite slurry has a slightly higher specific gravity than water, creating a positive hydrostatic head that stabilizes the sides of the trench to hold soil particles together and prevent collapse. The backfill material, some of which may contain various soil waste materials, bentonite and cement, provides an impervious barrier and over time will set to final form.

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HERCUL-EZ

HERCUL-EZ is a proprietary additive that is used in conjunction with bentonite based drilling muds. With proper formulation, the system will produce a unique drilling fluid with excellent shear thinning characteristics. At low shear or at rest, the fluid will gel and allow for suspension of large cuttings, yet thins immediately under pumping conditions. At rest, HERCUL-EZ fluid looks and behaves like a semisolid, but when sheared, even slightly, will revert back to a thin, almost water-like consistency.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PUREGOLD® GEL

PUREGOLD GEL is a minimum 80 - 90 bbl yield, organic-free, untreated, high quality bentonite drilling fluid designed for the groundwater monitoring industry. It complies with API 13A Section 10, Specifications for Drilling Fluid Materials and is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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.

VARIFLO® CG

VARIFLO CG is a powdered, high-viscosity blend of modified cellulose polymer formulated for easy and quick dispersion in drilling applications. VARIFLO CG bonds to soil particles providing support and builds a protective wall cake. Low fluid loss characteristics and high viscosity help maintain hydraulic head.

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.

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.

VERSAFOAM® PLUS

VERSAFOAM PLUS is an ultra high-yielding, biodegradable, liquid foaming agent for use in fresh and saltwater air rotary drilling. VERSAFOAM PLUS is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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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Potash Corp Slurry Wall

Saskatchewan, CAN

Remedial Construction Services (RECON) and CETCO collaborated to construct the second largest slurry cut-off trench ever constructed with over 342,000 square meters of wall.

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