DEL A-60
 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & FUNCTION:

Del A-60 is a low molecular weight, anionic polyacrylamide supplied as a dry granular powder.  When added to water-based drilling fluids, this specially processed polymer disperses rapidly allowing hydration to occur without the formation of lumps or "fish eyes".

Due to its lower molecular weight, A-60 will have considerably less effect on the rheology of a fluid, i.e. viscosity, while still affording excellent shale inhibition.  Dosage rates of up to 2-3 ppb are attainable.

Shale Inhibitor

Del A-60 can be used alone or in conjunction with KCL to stabilize active shales by decreasing the shale's tendency to absorb water, swell and slough -off.  As an additional benefit, fluid loss is often reduced when using this product.

Friction Reducer

The addition of Del A-60 into a drilling fluid will help reduce turbulent flow, friction and power losses at points of high shear.  Lowering turbulent flow also helps reduce erosion and washouts of fragile geologic structures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PRODUCT BENEFITS:

 

Del A-60 is a very versatile polymer which can be used for oil, gas, water well and mineral drilling.  It can be added to fresh, KCL or sea water based drilling fluid systems.  Del A-60 normal dosage rates are between 1.0-3.0 ppb as supplied. Functions primarily as a:

  • SHALE INHIBITOR
  • FRICTION REDUCER/LUBRICANT

 

 

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

 

Appearance:  White Granular 
                      Powder

Ionic Character:  Anionic

Bulk Density: 0.7 gr/cc (45 
                      lbs./cu ft.)

pH of 0.5%Soln. @ 25 C:    6.0 - 8.0

PACKAGING

Del A-60 is supplied in a multi-walled, polyethylene-lined, paper bags on a shrink-wrapped pallet.

STORAGE

Del A-60 should be stored inside under cool dry conditions.  When stored under these conditions, the product has a shelf life of at least one year.

 

 

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

Del A-60 exhibits a low order of toxicity.  However, precautions should be taken to avoid inhalation, ingestion or contact with skin or eyes.  For additional information, see the relevant MSDS.

SPILLS:  Polymer sills are extremely slippery and therefore hazardous.  They should be addressed immediately.  Dry polymer spills should be left dry, swept up and disposed of according to local, state or federal regulations.  If the polymer becomes wet, an absorbent material should be applied to the spill, when swept up and discarded.  Do not add water to a spill.

 

 

DELTA DRILLING PRODUCTS & SERVICES, LLC

P.O. Box 1603, Eunice, LA 70535, 337-457-0064

TOLL FREE:  866-457-0064, FAX: 337-457-0022

deltaproducts@bellsouth.net