OptiG™ filtration control agent is a naturally occurring asphaltite used for reducing HPHT filtrate in diesel- or mineral oil-based drilling fluids.
The OptiG mineral is readily dispersible in diesel- and mineral oil-based drilling fluids in which it controls HPHT fluid loss.
OptiG HPHT fluid loss control effectiveness extends to its melting point of 350°F (177°C). Higher purity grades, available upon request, may extend temperature limitations as high as 450°F (232°C). Grade selection is based upon expected bottomhole temperature.
Initial concentration range is 2-6 lb/bbl. OptiG clean up is achieved through aromatic solvents (benzene, toluene, xylene) and in most chlorinated solvents. Follow safe handling and use instructions regarding all solvents.
Particle Size Distribution
|Retained on 35 Mesh||0%|
|Retained on 65 Mesh||≤1%|
|Retained on 100 Mesh||≤5%|
|Retained on 200 Mesh||≤20%|
Typical Physical Properties
|Appearance:||Black powder or granules|
|Flash Point (COC):||600°F (316°C)|
|Melting Point:||330°-350°F (166°-177°C)|
|Solubility:||Aromatic and chlorinated organic solvents|
Handling and Storage
Keep dust out of eyes to avoid mechanical irritation. Dusts are subject to combustion. Normal precautions used with flammable materials apply. Use appropriate hygiene, clothing and personal protective equipment suitable for work being done. Review the SDS thoroughly before using this product.
OptiG filtration control agent is available in 50-pound (22.7-kilogram) multi-walled bags.