Drilling Clay Stabilizer


DCS-500 is a non-ionic blend of surfactants and polymers specifically designed for clay stabilization, flocculation and lubricity. This liquid product is a highly efficient mud system which aides in penetration rate and reduction of drag.

DCS-500 prevents swelling of clays or red beds and stabilizes sensitive shale. Works as a superior lubricant reducing bit balling which increases bit life and prevents sticking when running casing. Also reduces surface and interfacial tension of water.

DCS-500 is non-corrosive, non-toxic and compatible with all water based drilling systems or additives. This fluid is bacterially static, contains no hydrocarbons and does not thicken drilling fluids.

DCS-500 is also compatible with anionic or cationic systems and has no effect on the pH.

DCS-500 Properties:

Specific Gravity: (25 C) 1.05-1.10

pH: 8.5 to 9.0

Appearance/Odor: Clear Colorless to opaque/ pungent

Freezing point: 30 F

Boiling Point: 212 F


DCS-500 recommended treatment rates vary from 60ppm to 250ppm or one pint to a quart per barrel of fluid. Loading depends on characteristics and application desired.

DCS-500 is effective in batch treatments as well as continuous injection into the production stream. DCS-500 is available in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums, and 275 and 330 gallon totes.