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Drilling Fluid Solutions, Systems, and Products

Improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and minimize HSE impact

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M-I SWACO helps oil and gas operators increase efficiency and lower costs by designing and engineering drilling fluid systems and additives that accommodate a wide range of drilling environments and demanding applications—HPHT, deep water, shale gas, heavy oil, depleted wells, and more.

Proven solutions for downhole challenges—from the simple to the complex

Specialized additives complement the efficiencies of our advanced drilling fluid systems by targeting performance-hindering downhole problems that drive up costs and threaten drilling programs. M-I SWACO was the first company to introduce cost-effective, high-efficiency micronized barite technology to water- and oil-based drilling fluids.

Tailored fluids and additives for optimal efficiency and reduced cost

Our base fluids and additives are tailored for specific well construction applications. Custom formulation helps operators maintain wellbore stability, optimize ROP, and increase overall drilling efficiency while reducing NPT and minimizing HSE footprint.

Fluid Additives

Oil-, synthetic-, and water-based additives that address all downhole challenges

HDD, Mining & Waterwell Fluids

Drilling fluids and additives for HDD, mining, and waterwell operations

Nonaqueous Drilling Fluids

Oil-based drilling fluid systems designed for a wide range of demanding applications

Aqueous Fluid Solutions

Water-based drilling fluids that perform with sustainable purpose

Drilling Fluids Simulation Software

Suite of proprietary engineering packages to improve drilling efficiencies