End User Focus: Bentonite under pressure
Published: Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Oil and gas drilling activity is on the rise, fuelling demand for oilfield minerals such as bentonite – but the drilling mineral is battling decreasing consumption
Put simply, oil and gas extraction could not exist without
the technical drilling fluids and the myriad additives and
minerals that go into them that are used to simultaneously
clean, lubricate and seal boreholes.
Drilling muds, or fluids, encompass a wide range of products
that each plays a pivotal role in the...