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    BORE-GEL® BORE-GEL® single-sack boring fluid system is specially formulated for use in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) applications. BORE-GEL fluid system is a proprietary blended product using high-quality Wyoming sodium bentonite. When BORE-GEL® fluid system is mixed with fresh water, it develops an easy-to-pump slurry with desirable fluid properties for HDD.


    Optimum gel strength for cuttings suspension and transport of cuttings from hole. Pumpable slurry with minimal viscosity. High reactive solids concentration for improved borehole stability in poorly consolidated/cemented sands and gravel formations.


    NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified. Minimizes the number of boring fluid products required. Easy to mix and fast to yield. Low viscosity minimizes pump pressures. Provides lubricity for pulling product line.

    Recommended Treatment

    lbs./bbl* lbs./100 gals kg/ m³
    10.5 – 25.0 25.0 – 60.0 30.0 – 72.0
    * 1 bbl = 42 U.S. gallons

    It is recommended that Soda Ash (sodium carbonate) be added to the make-up water prior to the addition of BORE-GEL® for reduction of excess calcium and pH adjustment.

    The above are generalized concentrations of BORE-GEL® boring fluid system to be added to water-based drilling fluids. The ultimate usage concentration will be based on local geology, application and mixing efficiency. In the event that further information is needed, please refer to the Product Data Sheet or contact your local Baroid IDP representative.

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