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STEELSEAL

Lost Circulation Material


Product
Description

Applications /
Functions

Product Data Sheet

STEELSEAL is a resilient, angular, dual-composition carbon-based material that allows tightly packed
particles under compression in pores and fractures to expand or contract without being dislodged or
collapsed due to changes in differential pressures. STEELSEAL, a lost circulation additive for synthetic
and oil-based drilling fluids, is utilized to stop losses in porous and fractured formations. STEELSEAL
is also effective in water-based fluids as a lost circulation additive and solid lubricant for torque and drag
reduction.
Seal porous and fractured formations
Impart lubricity to water-based fluids
Reduce torque and drag

Advantages

Designed for loss circulation prevention in synthetic and water-based drilling fluids.
Increased fracture propagation pressures of test samples exposed to oil-based and synthetic-based
fluids.
Exhibits a resiliency that allows it to deform to fracture size.
Concentrations up to 100 lb/bbl (300 kg/m) have been added without plugging drilling equipment or
adversely affecting rheological properties.

Typical
Properties

Appearance
Specific gravity
Particle size, (% < 40 mesh)
Particle size, (% > 200 mesh)

Recommended
Treatment

Packaging

Black angular material


2.1
100
95

1. As a background concentration for seepage and lost circulation control, 15-25 lb/bbl (40-70 kg/m)
2. LCM pill for spotting over thief zones or on bottom prior to trips, 50-100 lb/bbl (140-300 kg/m)
3. For lubricity in water-based fluids, 3-10 lb/bbl (10-30 kg/m)
STEELSEAL is packaged in 50 lb (22.7 kg) sacks.

Baroid, Product Service Line, Halliburton P.O. Box 1675 Houston TX 77251 (281) 871-5516
Because the conditions of use of this product are beyond the seller's control, the product is sold without warranty either express or implied and upon condition that purchaser make its own test to determine the suitability
for purchaser's application. Purchaser assumes all risk of use and handling of this product. This product will be replaced if defective in manufacture or packaging or if damaged. Except for such replacement, seller is not
liable for any damages caused by this product or its use. The statements and recommendations made herein are believed to be accurate. No guarantee of their accuracy is made, however.

STEELSEAL is a trademark of Halliburton Copyright 2002, Halliburton