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Innovative Natural-Based Carrier Fluids and Solvents for Oilfield Drilling

Emery base fluid esters are created from renewable raw materials. They offer value-add by providing high-performance properties like superior lubricity, excellent low temperature behavior and high viscosity index. Combined with environmentally-friendly characteristics, including good biodegradability and low aquatic toxicity, our esters are the right choice when formulating fluids for demanding drilling operations.

Emery's ester-based carrier fluids are used as an alternative to mineral oil and/or paraffin-based carrier fluid systems. The addition of Emery's patented esters can significantly lower the toxicity and improve the biodegradability of OBM systems. These esters significantly increases the polarity of a carrier fluid. Systems with higher polarity improve mud additive performance and economics. The increased polarity also provides a better lubricity coefficient and supports deviated well drilling operations.

Emery carrier fluids fully comply with the specifications of the EPA-NPDES regulations to meet market needs while being environmentally friendly. Emery's esters, which are created from renewable natural resources, facilitate high-performance drilling at up to triple the usual speed. Even when subjected to high pressure and extreme fluctuations in temperature, these Emery esters give drilling muds sufficiently low viscosity to ensure the greatest possible equipment safety, even in the case of high-speed drilling. In addition, our esters are rapidly biodegraded.

Innovative drilling fluids systems are Emery's contribution and commitment to increasingly demanding global oil and gas exploration activities. Our natural-based ester formulations 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. The unique ecotoxicological properties that Emery's esters impart 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.

Product Name Appearance Kinematic Viscosity @40°C (mm²/s) Density @20°C (g/cm³) Pour Point (°C) Flash Point (°C) EPA Compliance GoM Description
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yellow brownish liquid <7 0.862-0.868 ≤-25 > 180 yes Ester-based carrier fluid
OMC 586 XL
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yellowish liquid <7 0.855-0.865 ≤-20 > 150 yes Ester-based carrier fluid
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yellowish liquid 7-9 0.862-0.872 ≤-30 > 180 yes Ester-based carrier fluid

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's Bio-Lubricants business for oilfield applications places strong emphasis on providing environmentally-friendly products to help protect the environment and the health of workers in the field and/or on rigs. Many of Emery's  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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