Force Free and Force Glide, two new high-pressure, high-temperature drilling lubricants are playing a significant role in improving exploration results in various shale plays in North America. Developed by Force Chem Technologies, the two lubricants have been proven to accelerate drilling penetration speeds up to 400% and reduce bit wear in the process.
“Horizontal drilling is not the same as turning a regular oil well on its side. It puts all kinds of new wear and tear on the drill head. We solve this problem,” said Philip Bonner, Force Chem Technologies CEO.
“Our drilling fluids have been both lab and field tested with substantially superior results compared to raw materials and major competing brands of lubricants. We are more confident than ever that our drilling fluids will continue to play a vital part in shale plays across the country.”
The shale oil boom taking place in North Dakota and elsewhere has created a parallel race to provide the best possible drilling fluids to facilitate extraction. The new line of lubricants are designed to reduce torque and drag in water and oil based drilling mud in an attempt to achieve a faster, more efficient horizontal drilling and lower costs of extraction.
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