• Reduce nonproductive time and the risk of expensive tool losses in the well
  • Store easily at the rig and apply immediately as needed
  • Reduce torque and drag to more easily loosen stuck pipe

  • Stuck pipe events during drilling
  • Extended-reach lateral drilling
  • Drilling through complex, tortuous formations

Lower your drilling risks in complex formations with BLACK MAGIC™ spotting fluids from Baker Hughes. The most recognized and effective spotting fluids in the industry, BLACK MAGIC spotting fluids reduce your nonproductive time (NPT) by quickly mitigating differential sticking events while drilling.


Reduce friction to reduce risk

The BLACK MAGIC spotting fluid products include a premium-grade asphalt and are available in a variety of carriers for your storage convenience. Our fluids cover both your drill pipe and open hole with a slippery asphalt coating that reduces friction where the wellbore and pipe come into contact. The pipe is then more easily freed by applying lift tension from the rig hoist or jarring action from downhole tools.


Save time and money

By helping you quickly overcome stuck pipe, BLACK MAGIC spotting fluids eliminate costly, unplanned sidetracks. Our proven fluids also help you preserve expensive downhole tools, including bottomhole assemblies, jars, mud motors, and geosteering systems, that are at risk during a stuck-pipe incident. They also preserve your authorization for expenditure (AFE) by reducing your risk of leaving an expensive “fish” in the hole.


Store and apply with ease

BLACK MAGIC spotting fluid is generally shipped in 25-bbl (3.97-m3), U.S. Coast Guard-approved, steel, rig-storage containers. These containers simplify your storage at the rig site and can be accessed immediately when differential sticking is anticipated or encountered while drilling. And because no mixing of bagged powder and liquid is required at the rig, BLACK MAGIC spotting fluids are quickly and easily administered to loosen stuck pipe. If the fluid requires a higher density, you can simply add a weighting agent right on site prior to administering the fluid.

Contact us today to learn how BLACK MAGIC spotting fluids can mitigate your stuck pipe risks for optimal drilling uptime.


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