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Xanthan Gum

High-molecular-weight xanthan gum biopolymer used for increasing viscosity in water-based drilling fluid systems.Viscosifier. Xanthan gum, a high-molecular weight biopolymer, provides versatile rheology control in a wide range of brines, drilling and fracturing fluids. Xanthan gum is considered non-hazardous and suitable for use in environmentally sensitive locations and applications.

we offers xanthan gum products that readily disperse and can be mixed into water under low shear conditions without the formation of lumps and “fisheyes” often seen with non-dispersible polymers, improving utility and efficiency.

In oilfield applications xanthan gum provides excellent rheological control for water-based drilling, completion and work-over fluids in a wide range of brines. High viscosity at low concentrations and efficient solids transport in high viscosity/low shear conditions bring several benefits to drilling and oilfield applications, including

  • Minimized pumping friction in lime, freshwater and saltwater muds

  • Maximized drill bit penetration

  • Accelerated drilling rates in low viscosity/high shear conditions

  • Decreased solids buildup in drilling fluids

  • Handling high gravel concentrations

  • Stabilization of hole-cleaning fluids

  • Decreased damage to oil formation

  • Decreased maintenance expense

  • Lower total cost of operation

  • Stabilizes uniform suspension of pigments

  • Reduced suspension time

  • Provides thixotropic properties

  • Controls syneresis during storage and application

  • Provides microbiological stability in water based formulations

  • Complies with requirements of environmentally friendly paint formulations

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