Table Of Contents
- Proven Safe And Effective For Deepwater Operations
- The Deeper You Look, The More Benefits You’ll See
- KHP-G Reduces Costs More Than 80%
- KHP-G Extends Thermal Life
- A Case History : KHP-G Eliminates Deepwater Differential sticking
- Unique Bonding And Plugging Properties Prevent Formation Damage
- KHP-G Is Naturally Better
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Proven safe and effective for deepwater operations
The deeper you look, the more benefits you’ll see
KHP-G has been proven safe and effective in more than 60 years of oilfield performance. With natural bonding and plugging properties and a high softening point, it is a cost-effective, multi-purpose additive.
- Extends thermal life 10% or more
- Prevents lost circulation
- Minimizes differential sticking
- Stabilizes shales
- Performs in WBM and SBM
- Performs in HP/HT environments
- Reduces cost polymers
- Delivers higher performance with no HSE risk
KHP-G reduces costs more than 80%
KHP-G is a fraction of the cost of premium polymers. With its high softening point, it delivers greater cost advantages at higher temperatures.
KHP-G extends thermal life
PALAYESH PARAFFIN KHAVARAN have yielded variations of uintaite with a range of softening points. Carefully selected varieties of pure Gilsonite® have been combined to perform to customers’ specifications, at temperatures as high as 500°. Adding KHP-G extends the thermal life of synthetic-based mud and water-based mud formulations by 10% or more.
A case history: KHP-G eliminates deepwater differential sticking
An international oil company drilling below 16,000 ft. in the Gulf of Mexico encountered a major pressure regression, and the pipe became differentially stuck. Unable to free the stuck pipe, the oil company and the drilling fluids provider decided to sidetrack the well, re-drilling the section with a zero fluid loss WBM.
Onsite testing indicated that sized particles and calcium carbonate in combination with high concentrations of KHP-G resulted in < 0.5 cc HPHT fluid loss, and fluid loss was nil as measured with a permeability plugging apparatus. Using the reformulated WBM, drilling proceeded through the major pressure regression without any sticking tendencies in the problematic wellbore.
KHP-G is proven under pressure.®
Unique Bonding And Plugging Properties Prevent Formation Damage
KHP-G forms a physical and chemical bond with permeable formations, creating an effective seal to prevent the passage of drilling fluid. By uniquely
functioning as both a malleable and solid plugging agent, KHP-G controls fluid loss and seepage, prevents lost circulation and protects reactive and low-reactive shale surfaces, even at elevated bottomhole temperatures.
KHP-G is naturally better
KHP-G is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon resin found only in northeastern Utah. KHP-G has significant health advantages over synthetic products.
- KHP-G is:
- Non-toxic (unlike coal or fly ash)
- No extreme safety measures are needed to handle KHP-G