Drilling fluid designed to eliminate barite sagThe new INNOVERT drilling fluid system is designed for use in areas where paraffin-mineral oil is the preferred base oil.It’s derived from barite sag-eliminating technology used in ACCOLADE drilling fluid.The INNOVERT system bypasses other approaches that have been used to address the problem of barite sag. For instance, some existing treatments rely on the use of ultrafine weighting agents to treat sag, which can lead to escalating costs and an increased likelihood of formation damage, the company says. The INNOVERT system ends this reliance on fine particles by providing operators with a low-solid, nonformation-damaging fluid.The gel ...

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