Clay & Shale Stabilisers

Clay and Shale Stabilisers assist inhibit clay, shales and silts. They prevent dispersion and minimize swelling that causes downhole problems, including stuck, bit balling and excessive mud weights. These products will improve core recovery and enhance drilling fluid integrity in difficult formations.

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  • AMC CIVIL MUD XTRA™

    AMC CIVIL MUD XTRA™ is a specialised, high performance, highly water soluble cross-linked synthetic polymer exclusively developed for the construction and civil engineering industries. Used correctly and in ideal ground conditions AMC CIVIL MUD XTRA™ will produce a clear viscous fluid suitable for uses in trenching, bore pile construction and medium to large diameter auger drilling. It will improve borehole and excavation stability while also preventing clay and shale sloughing and excess build up of drilled solids.

  • AMC CLAY DOCTOR™

    AMC CLAY DOCTOR™ is a versatile modified encapsulating polymer used in water based drilling fluid systems to provide stability when encountering reactive clay and shale formations. AMC CLAY DOCTOR™’s charge density and molecular weight are uniquely adjusted to maximise encapsulation with only a minimal increase in viscosity.

  • AMC COREWELL™

    AMC COREWELL™ is a sophisticated, multifunctional single sack system created especially for diamond coring and slim-hole drilling activities. AMC COREWELL™ provides superior core protection and side wall stabilisation. AMC COREWELL™ helps secure a native state, preserved sample allowing for more reliable core analysis data which ultimately leads to more accurate resource evaluations. AMC COREWELL™ employs physical mechanisms that entrap unconsolidated soils and cuttings to prevent dispersion.

  • AMC CR 650™

    AMC CR 650™ is a high molecular weight, powdered polymer which has been developed to improve cuttings encapsulation as well as helping to stabilise the formation. AMC CR 650™ forms a protective polymer film on the drill pipe and bit as well as on the walls of the bore hole which helps to provide lubrication when drilling in troublesome formations. It is ideally suited for use in horizontal directional drilling, water well, mining and tunnelling applications.

  • AMC SHALEHIB ULTRA™

    AMC SHALEHIB ULTRA™ is an amine based product that provides superior shale and clay inhibition in polymer based drilling fluids. Effective in formations containing shale and reactive clay AMC SHALEHIB ULTRA™ reduces the potential for bit balling, torque and drag as well as other clay and shale related issues. All this is delivered by a product that has a minimal chloride content, making it far more environmentally acceptable than potassium chloride, which is typically used for inhibition.

  • AMC 117™

    AMC 117™ provides superior shale and clay inhibition in polymer based drilling fluids. AMC 117™ reduces the potential for bit balling, torque and drag as well as other clay and shale related issues. All this is delivered by a product that is more environmentally acceptable than the inhibitor typically used, Potassium Chloride.

  • AMC CLAY COAT XTRA™

    AMC CLAY COAT XTRA™ is a glycol designed for use in water-based drilling fluids to improve lubricity and shale stability. AMC CLAY COAT XTRA™ is not affected by medium to high salinity make up water.

  • AMC CORVIS™

    AMC CORVIS™ is a high molecular weight, powdered polymer which has been developed to improve core recovery, particularly in clays and shales and highly fractured formations. It provides cuttings encapsulation as well as helping to stabilise the formation. AMC CORVIS™ forms a protective polymer film on the drill pipe and bit as well as on the walls of the bore hole which helps to provide lubrication when diamond drilling in troublesome formations.

  • AMC GLYCOL HCP™

    AMC GLYCOL (HCP) is a low toxic, versatile, high cloud point additive designed for medium to high salinity water level systems and can be used in wells with moderate formation temperature. It can provide improved well bore stability, lubricity, high temperature filtration control and reduce dilution rates and bit balling. In a nondispersed polymer system, AMC GLYCOL (HCP)™ is most effective when used in conjunction with inhibitive salts such as KCl.

  • AMC GLYCOL LCP™

    AMC GLYCOL (LCP) is a versatile, low cloud point glycol, designed specifically for fresh to medium salinity polyglycol systems. The primary function of the glycol is shale inhibition as it inhibits swelling shales and clays by adsorbing onto clay surfaces. It also helps to improve well bore stability, lubricity and high temperature filtration control, in addition to reducing dilution rates and bit balling. While polyglycols can be used as additives in most water based fluids they are most effective when used in combination with salts as part of a non dispersed polymer fluid.

  • AMC GLYCOL MCP™

    AMC GLYCOL (MCP)™ is a versatile, medium cloud point glycol, designed specifically for medium to high salinity polyglycol systems and can be used in wells with moderate formation temperatures. The primary function of the glycol is shale inhibition as it inhibits swelling shales and clays by adsorbing onto clay surfaces. It also helps to improve well bore stability, lubricity and hightemperature filtration control, in addition to reducing dilution rates and bit balling. While polyglycols can be used as additives in most water-based fluids, they are most effective when used in combination with salts as part of a non-dispersed polymer fluid.

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