Water-Based Fluids

Reduce environmental impact and improve formation imaging

Our high-performance, water-based drilling fluids overcome many of the technical challenges that could otherwise limit their application. We engineer muds to reduce environmental impact and cost. These fluids also enhance electronic imaging quality for improved ROI.   

Whether you’re considering the environment, the reservoir, or reducing mud losses and improving cement jobs, our proprietary WBM systems maximize clay inhibition, minimize pore-pressure transmission and, ultimately, achieve ROP that makes other mud systems look very conventional.


The PERFORMAX™ system is ideal when you need the highest drilling performance available in water-based mud. This is the alternative to synthetic-based muds in areas, such as deepwater, where environmental concerns and electronic image quality are top priorities.


We can customize PER-FLEXwater-based mud to focus on only the most critical fluid attributes, such as shale stability or controlling highly reactive clays. This mud system can be created from a variety of high-performance products, all compatible with high-salinity fluids.


TERRA-MAX™ high-performance water-based mud is for land or inland operations. Each component has been optimized for maximum performance with minimized cost. In most applications, this is an alternative to oil-based muds, reducing overall project cost and environmental impact.


When conventional WBM components have already burned up from extreme downhole temperatures, PYRO-DRILL water-based mud is just getting warmed up. We can customize this mud with stable fluid properties under the temperature demands of virtually any application.


An increasing number of fields contain hydrocarbons that are protected by extremely depleted zones. MAX-BRIDGE water-based mud is unique technology that allows access to those reserves without the pipe sticking and mud losses associated with conventional systems.

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LATIDRILL High-Performance, Water-based Fluid System

The LATIDRILL™ high-performance, water-based system rivals oil-based mud performance in challenging wells, while yielding environmental, logistical, and economic benefits.

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