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DEHYLUB® & TERRADRIL® Lubricants for Drilling Systems


Lubricants are required in oil and gas exploration in many different systems. As part of Emery Oleochemicals' Bio-Lubricants product portfolio, we offer lubricants specifically for the drilling sector for use in the following applications:

  • freshwater-based muds / bentonite muds
  • saltwater-based muds (WBM)
  • silicate muds
  • oil-based muds (OBM)

Emery's lubricants for drilling provide the following benefits:

  • excellent lubricity
  • temperature stability
  • good ecotoxicological data

Innovative drilling fluids systems are Emery's contribution to increasingly demanding global oil and gas exploration activities. Our formulations are based on esters derived from natural resources. They are used to drill reactive geological formations and make it possible to drill highly deviated wells where borehole stability, lubricity and benign ecological properties are essential. Their unique ecotoxicological properties have dramatically reduced the impact of the drilling fluid on marine environments, even allowing the disposal of drilled cuttings on the sea floor with a clear conscience.

Some products in Emery's drilling lubricants portfolio have been developed in joint work with different institutes. Indications on application concentration are based upon laboratory tests and could require adjustment to meet customers' specific applications. Through collaboration with our customers, new lubricants can be jointly developed to fit specific application requirements.

In addition to the drilling lubricant products listed in the table below, Emery has a broad range of other lubricants including those for completion and workover and high temperature applications. Contact us to learn more or to ask about our custom solution options.

Product Name Appearance Solubility in Water Dynamic Viscosity @20°C (mPas) Density @20°C (g/cm³) Pour Point (°C) Flash Point (°C) Description
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yellowish liquid insoluble <200 0.95-0.965 ≤-15 >210 Lubricant for water-based mud 
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yellowish liquid insoluble <200 0.94-0.97 ≤-15 >210 Lubricant for water-based mud 
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yellowish liquid insoluble <120 0.865-0.885 ≤-20 >100 Lubricant for oil, water and silicate-based mud
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amber to brown liquid insoluble <300 0.91-0.94 ≤-15 >240 Lubricant for oil and water-based mud
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orange to brown liquid clear soluble <450 1.00-1.10 ≤0 >100 Clear soluble brine lubricant

Technical Support  

Emery Oleochemicals' technical application labs are state-of-the art. Emery’s expertise is to run extensive drilling fluid testing for evaluation and comparison of chemical solutions. In addition to standard API drilling fluid testing, which includes mixing, aging, rheology measurement and filtration, Emery offers lubricity (Falex and EP Tester), cleaner, foamer and shale testing. Other strengths are Emery's innovative Product Development and Technical Customer Service Teams who are recognized by our customers as leading in the industry.

Regulatory Compliance  

Emery places strong emphasis on providing environmentally-friendly products for oilfield applications to help protect the environment and the health of workers in the operation field and/or on rigs. Many of our products are Ospar Commission and Cefas approved for use in offshore drilling as per the high standards according to North Sea operations.


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Contact us today for more information, for a sample or to request a customized proposal so you can begin enhancing the performance of your drilling chemical formulations.

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