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 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 BOS FIX™ is designed specifically to be used in conjunction with the AMC BOS UNIT™ as a preventative maintenance system to minimize borehole torque and fluid losses, while also maximising borehole stabilisation, penetration rates, core recovery and overall productivity.
Down the borehole, you can’t always predict when or how things will go wrong. AMC’s patent pending Borehole Optimisation System (AMC BOS™) anticipates fluid loss, lost circulation and unstable zones, even in the most difficult conditions – making operations smoother and more predictable.
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 CLAY DOCTOR L™ 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 L™’s charge density and molecular weight are uniquely adjusted to maximise encapsulation with only a minimal increase in viscosity.
AMC CLAY DOCTOR R™ is an encapsulating polymer that stabilizes clays and shales without substantially increasing viscosity. It provides excellent cuttings encapsulation and prevents cuttings from sticking together or dispersing into the mud system.
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 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 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 K ION™ is a specialised product that functions as shale and clay stabiliser in situations where environmental restrictions prohibit the use of chemicals containing chlorides.
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.