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Shale Stabilizer

Description Shale-Tone is a modified asphaltic compound that is primarily used as a shale stabilizer.

Typical Properties Appearance Black powder
Hydroscopic No
pH in water ~9 (1% solution)
  Bulk Density 35 lb./cu. ft.
   Moisture ~2% (wt.)
  Specific Gravity 0.98

  • Reduces sloughing shale problems
  • Reduces filtration rate of mud - including high temperature filtration
  • Stabilizes/lubricates the wellbore

Packaging Shale-Tone is packaged in 50-pound multi-walled bags with 50 bags per pallet.

Application Shale-Tone is dispersible in both fresh water and seawater environments without additional emulsifiers or stabilizers. As a preventative treatment for sloughing shales, 3-4 lb/bbl is recommended for optimum results. To over-come existing shale problems, additions of 4-6 lb/bbl may be to gain control of sloughing shale sections. The concentration of Shale-Tone should be maintained by daily treatment. Shale-Tone is "consumed" as it reacts with the face of the well bore and the cuttings it has encountered. Shale-Tone is resistant to common mud contaminants and has exhibited high temperature stabilizing properties on weighted muds.

Note The information and data herein are believed to be accurate and have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable. It is offered for your consideration, investigation and verification. Buyer assumes all risk of use. DX Oilfield Products, Inc. will not be liable for claims relating to any party's use of our reliance on information and data contained herein regardless of whether it is claimed that the information or data are inaccurate, incomplete or otherwise misleading.
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