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    PENETROL® wetting agent is a water miscible, non-ionic surfactant designed to counteract the sticking tendencies of clay.

    Available in 5 gallon container.


    Reduce or eliminate bit balling. Reduce surface tension of drilling fluid, which allows faster chip removal without continuously grinding the hard shale formations. Improve drilling efficiency by preferentially coating the bottom-hole assembly and drill string.


    Easy to mix. Effective in low concentrations. Compatible with other Baroid drilling fluid additives.

    Recommended Treatment

    % by Volume Quarts/100 gals Liter/ m³
    0.25 – 1.0 1.0 – 4.0 2.5 – 10.0

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

    The above are generalized concentrations of PENETROL® non-ionic wetting agent 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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