Drilling in shales can be problematic due to swelling, sloughing and bit balling. Aloe Lube glycol-based Shaleguard helps protect well productivity and prevent costly delays by:

  • reducing swelling of sensitive shales, clays and drill cuttings exposed to water-based drilling fluids
  • combining effectively with common salts used in drilling fluids delivering improved shale stability, lubricity and high-temp filtration control while reducing dilution rates and bit balling
  • applying in a wide variety of water-based mud systems including polyglycol systems with fresh-to-medium salinity makeup
  • acting as a broad cloud-point shale stabilizer

Download the Shaleguard Data Sheet for more product information.