End User Focus: Bentonite under pressure

By Jessica Roberts
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...

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