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3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS8000X, 317 kg

3M Product Number HGS8000X3M ID FS910050756
  • 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 to foamed and aerated systems
  • Eliminates the need for specialized equipment used in foamed and aerated systems
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Product Details

3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS8000X are hollow glass spheres designed for use in drilling, completion, and workover fluids, as well as cement slurries for the oil and gas industry. With a nominal density of 0.42 g/cc and an isostatic crush strength of 8,000 psi (pounds per square inch), HGS8000X are well-suited for use in moderate to deep wells.

HGS8000X Glass Bubbles are well-suited for use in moderate to deep wells, designed for use in drilling, completion, and workover fluids, as well as cement slurries for the oil and gas industry. The use of 3M Glass Bubbles HGS series as density reducing agents in the well 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. HGS Glass Bubbles offer stability by maintaining target pressures with greater reliability throughout the drilling process. HGS8000X are well-suited for use in moderate to deeep wells.

  • 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 to 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
  • Thermal conductivity reduction
  • Temperature resistance
Specifications
Capabilities
Chemical Resistance, Lightweighting, Temperature Resistance
Color (unaided eye)
White, powdery
Composition
Soda-lime-borosilicate glass
Density (g/cc)
0.42
Density Range (g/cc)
0.40 - 0.49
Industries
Cementing and Drilling Fluids
Net Weight (Metric)
317 kg
Particle Size (D50 Micron)
22
Particle Size Range (D50 Micron)
20 - 29, 20 - 29, 20 - 29
Strength (MPa)
55.1