We were trying to run a liner and it wouldn’t go. We mixed a CoastaLube (at 6%) Lubra-Glide bead pill (at 10 ppb) and circulated to cover the lateral section. As soon as pill exited bit liner began to move and liner was ran and cemented and well completed.
Because of the extremely high torque we encounter, the only two ways we can drill these wells is with SUN’s Drill Beads, or using oil-based mud. It’s much less expensive to use the beads and SUN’s recovery unit.
Yes, I am very pleased with the performance of the (Lubra-Glide) beads. It really got us out of a bind on the well. I would be more than happy to help you guys out if you need a reference. Thanks for your services and keep in touch.
We lost complete returns in this 4¾” open hole with 2 7/8” drill pipe. We had 100K of weight stacking through curve and open hole. (SUN) suggested to us to spot a Lubra-Glide Bead pill down the backside. It worked great! We started drilling off at 15 FPH with only 18K and torque dropped 100 amps”.
After the addition of Lubra-Glide coarse our ROP increased, sometimes doubling. Wall sticking decreased, torque dropped while rotating. Those (Lubra-Glide) beads really helped a lot.