3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS6000

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Successfully and predictably reduces the control fluid density

Prevents or minimizes fluid loss/lost circulation and formation damage

Incompressible and more homogeneous control fluid properties compared with foamed and aerated systems

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  • Successfully and predictably reduces the control fluid density
  • Prevents or minimizes fluid loss/lost circulation and formation damage
  • Incompressible and more homogeneous control fluid properties compared with foamed and aerated systems
  • Eliminates the need for specialized equipment used in foamed and aerated systems
  • Potential for reduced Non Productive Time (NPT), improved well integrity and increased well productivity

3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS6000 are hollow glass spheres designed for use in lightweight well cementing for the oil and gas industry. With a nominal density of 0.46 g/cc and an isostatic crush strength of 6,000 psi (pounds per square inch), HGS6000 are well-suited for use in wells with depths ranging from moderate to deep.

What are 3M™ Glass Bubbles?
3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS Series are engineered hollow glass spheres made from water-resistant and chemically-stable soda-lime-borosilicate glass.

When drilling and cementing across highly depleted zones and weaker formations, low density systems are required to prevent or minimize fluid loss/lost circulation, formation damage and other problems associated with excessive overbalance conditions. Our 3M glass bubbles offer stability by maintaining target pressures with greater reliability throughout the drilling process. Minimizing the differential pressure (bottom hole pressure minus reservoir pressure) is essential for the success of any drilling operation.

3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS6000 in Cementing
3M glass bubbles HGS6000 added to light weight cement slurries help prevent problems associated with excessive overbalance, including reduced top of cement (TOC) and thus the need for remedial squeeze.