3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS10000

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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
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  • Crush Strength (Metric)
    Density (g/cc)
    Particle Size (D50 Micron)
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  • Crush Strength (Metric)
    0.041 MPa
    Density (g/cc)
    0.6
    Particle Size (D50 Micron)
    30
    Net Weight (Metric)
    56.699 kg
    Product Collection
    AdMD - Glass Bubbles for Oil and Gas
  • Crush Strength (Metric)
    0.041 MPa
    Density (g/cc)
    0.6
    Particle Size (D50 Micron)
    30
    Net Weight (Metric)
    453.592 kg
    Product Collection
    AdMD - Glass Bubbles for Oil and Gas
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Specifications
Applications
Drilling Fluids
Brand
3M™
Capabilities
Chemical Resistance, Lightweighting, Temperature Resistance
Color (unaided eye)
White, powdery
Composition
Soda-lime-borosilicate Glass
Density (g/cc)
0.6
Industries
Cementing and Drilling Fluids
Net Weight (Metric)
453.592 kg, 56.699 kg
Particle Size (D50 Micron)
30
Particle Size Range (D50 Micron)
30 - 39, 30 - 39
Product Color
White
Strength (MPa)
41.37
Details
  • 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 HGS10000 are hollow glass spheres designed for use in lightweight well cementing for the oil and gas industry. With a nominal density of 0.60 g/cc and an isostatic crush strength of 10,000 psi (pounds per square inch), HGS10000 are well-suited for use in deep wells.

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. The use of 3M glass bubbles HGS series as density reducing agents in well construction applications offer the potential for reduced Non-Productive Time (NPT), Improved well integrity and increased well productivity.

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 HGS10000 in Cementing
3M glass bubbles HGS10000 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. Additional benefits include the potential for Reduced wait-on-cement (WOC) and Reduced need for multi-staging.

When compared with other microspheres, cementing with HGS10000 in deep wells offers consistency batch-to-batch and location-to-location and Greater density reduction capacity (cement slurry density values below 9.0 lb/gal (1.1 Kg/l) have been achieved).