Our FrakPlug™ is a new class of smart expandable lost circulation material (LCM). The FrakPlug™ polymer agent can be added to oil-based drilling fluids to seal off the lost circulation zones. One of the most time consuming and cost-inflating events in drilling is loss of circulation. Typically experienced in highly permeable, highly fractured and low pressured zones.
Conservative estimates show the drilling industry spends over one billion dollars annually in rig time, drilling fluids and other related costs dealing with this issue. It’s not hard to see why it is often a key factor in the decision to approve, cancel or abandoned drilling operations.
- Polymerized in contact with water
- Increases in volume of up 20 times during polymerization
- High adhesion to rock surfaces