1. What is organophilic clay?
Organophilic clay is a modified bentonite mineral that’s used as an additive in oil drilling muds and fracturing fluids. Organophilic clay acts as
rheology modifiers for oil drilling and fracturing fluids.
2, What are the applications of organophilic clay?
Organophilic clay is primarily used for oil drilling muds and fracturing fluids. They serve as rheology modifiers, suspension, and thickening agents in oil drilling muds and fracturing fluids. When used as additives in oil drilling muds, organophilic clay makes oil muds flow effectively; this helps to increase the efficiency of oil drilling.
3, Why is organophilic clay used for oil drilling mud?
- Organophilic clay is used for drilling oil mud because of its thixotropic property.
Thixotropy is also called gel strength. When organophilic clay is used for oil drilling fluids, it acts as a thixotropic additive and suspending agent. The thixotropic property of organophilic clay helps oil drilling fluids to suspend rock cuttings produced during oil drilling. It ensures these rock cuttings are moved to the surface and prevents them from falling back into the drilling shaft when drilling stops.
The suspension ability of organophilic clay in oil drilling muds prevents tools from sticking in the oil well. It also reduces the collection of solid materials at the bottom of the hole.
Organophilic clay helps oil drilling fluids to lubricate and cool drilling tools effectively. It also protects oil drilling tools from rusting.
- Organophilic clay improves the viscosity of oil drilling fluids.
Viscosity is the resistance of a fluid to flow. Organophilic clay enhances the viscosity of oil drilling muds and fracturing fluids for high drilling performance.
Oil drilling muds should have a low viscosity to ensure efficient drilling. Low viscous oil muds make oil well stable and control fluid loss. It also helps oil drilling fluids to clean drilling bits effectively.
On the other hand, high viscous or thick muds are suitable for removing coarse rocks from the drilling hole.
- Organophilic clay controls fluid loss in oil drilling.
The ability of oil drilling muds to reduce fluid loss in oil drilling operations is called filtration. During drilling, organophilic clay accumulates solid oil muds on the walls of the oil well. This helps to control fluid loss in the drilling process.
4,What are the manufacturing processes of oil drilling organophilic clay?
Organophilic clay can be manufactured in a wet environment or under dry conditions. To produce organophilic clay under dry conditions, dry bentonite is reacted with dimethyl dihydrogenated ammonium chloride at 65 °Celsius.
The wet organophilic clay manufacturing process also involves reacting bentonite with a quaternary ammonium salt. The dry bentonite is broken down and mixed with 4-6% concentrated phosphate dispersant water. The bentonite is purified by sedimentation.
When the purification process is complete, bentonite clay is reacted with a quaternary amine to form an ion-exchange reaction to produce organophilic clay. The organophilic clay is collected from the water, dried, and ground into a fine powder.
5,What is the best organophilic clay supplier for my oil drilling fluids?
If you are looking for the best organophilic clay supplier, look no further than Camp Shining.
Camp Shining supplies you super quality organophilic clay that gives you efficient oil drilling.
To help us serve you with the right grade of organoclay for your oil drilling and fracturing fluid, we will first ask you for your base oil. Knowing your base oil for drilling will help us supply you with the best grade of organophilic clay for your oil drilling muds and fracturing fluids.
6, What types of organophilic claydoes Camp Shining produce for oil drilling muds?
As a leading organophilic clay manufacturer, Camp Shining produces 6 grades of organophilic clay for oil drilling muds and fracturing fluids.
Our 6 series of organophilic clay are CP-250, CP-982, CP-992, CP-169, CP-EZ, and CP-150.
Depending on the base oil you use as your drilling fluid, Camp Shining can offer you a suitable organophilic clay grade to help you get the best drilling results. Our organophilic clay can be used for mineral oil, crude oil, synthetic oil, and diesel.
The table below shows you Camp Shining’s grades of organophilic clay and the best base oil it matches best.
We recommended our CP-250A and CP992 for diesel, synthetic oil, and mineral oil. Our CP-169, CP-EZ, and CP-982 are recommended for diesel applications. For an economical-grade diesel, CP-169 is suitable for you.
If you looking for self-activated organoclay, our CP-EZ and CP-982 are the ones you have to look out for. We recommend using these grades when diesel-based drilling mud has no water.
7, What are the benefits of using Camp Shinning’s organophilic clay for my oil drilling muds and fracturing fluids?
Camp Shining’s organophilic clay provides you the following massive benefits when used for your oil drilling and fracturing fluids.
- It acts as an excellent thixotropic additive that makes your oil drilling mud suspend rocks and other solids materials effectively.
- Camp Shining’s organophilic clay is a high-performing suspension agentfor your oil field fluids. It helps your oil drilling fluids to maintain suspension over a wide temperature range.
- Our excellent grades of organophilic is a super quality rheological modifier for all your oil drilling fluids, giving your fluids excellent flowing capability.
- Camp Shinings make your oil drilling mud disperse easily and yield effectively.
- When you use Camp Shining’s organophilic clay for your oil drilling muds, you won’t need any chemical activator.
Well, that is a part of info you need to know about organophilic clay bentonite.
With this information, I hope that you can now understand what is organophilic bentonite without any fear or worries.
As you do this, remember that you don’t have to do it alone. Camp Shinning is here to offer you guidance and assistance every step of the way.
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