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SUN is a technology-driven company actively serving the needs of the exploration and production industry by providing solutions that enhance their overall performance since 1964.

We feature a full line of high quality, proprietary specialty drilling fluid additives, coil tubing fluid additives and advanced Ultra Lightweight (ULW) proppants and gravel pack material. These products are designed to save operators significant time and expense while drilling and provide optimum production results in all types of challenging down-hole conditions around the world.

Lubra-Glide®… Technology to minimize non-productive time (NPT) by allowing the drill string to function at its highest efficiency and imparting the greatest amount of weight on bit.

Lubra-Glide® is SUN’s original co-polymer bead and the only bead made exclusively for the Petroleum Industry.

Lubra-Glide® co-polymer beads are spherical solid beads that provide mechanical lubrication, significantly reducing drill string wear and preventing casing wear through stand off and impact absorption.

Freeing Stuck Pipe

Introduced in 1988, SUN’s Coastal Spot® has been the leader in freeing stuck pipe for over 25 years. When applied promptly, this blend of PAO and key ingredients shrinks the filter cake, reduces the fluid loss and differential pressure, while lubricating the drill pipe or casing allowing it to be pulled free.

This group of proven polyalphaolefin (PAO) based lubricants and spotting fluid for stuck pipe have an extremely high affinity for metal. Functioning as a barrier layer lubricant, the PAO base fluid in SUN’s CoastaLube® minimizes metal to metal contact on drill pipe, casing and coil tubing applications. C-Mul® , when used in higher concentrations, is designed to provide improvements in the properties of water-based drilling fluids for a more demanding and inhibitive resolution.

Minimize Non-Productive Time

Lubra-Glide®… Technology to minimize non-productive time (NPT) by allowing the drill string to function at its highest efficiency and imparting the greatest amount of weight on bit. Lubra-Glide® is SUN’s original co-polymer bead and the only bead made exclusively for the Petroleum Industry. Lubra-Glide® co-polymer beads are spherical solid beads that provide mechanical lubrication, significantly reducing drill string wear and preventing casing wear through stand off and impact absorption.

Reduce Torque and Drag

The Lubra-Glide® Bead Recovery Unit (BRU) is a patented, closed loop system by which our process of recovering over 90% of the Lubra-Glide® Beads for continuous reuse while drilling horizontal or high angle wells to significantly reduce torque and drag is readily accomplished and historically successful.

This process allows the operator to maintain a consistent distribution of beads throughout the mud system. SUN’s Lubra-Glide® particle size distribution (PSD) range not only provides you with the optimal size bead for drilling and sliding, but allows the operator to use screens on the rig’s primary shakers that are necessary for optimum fluid performance. The modular nature of the BRU system allows for easy set up on any location without reconfiguration of the rig equipment, critical to limited space locations.

Increase ROP

EZE-SLIDE was created to reduce the coefficient of friction that exists between the drilling assembly and the wellbore and casing. EZE-SLIDE reduces weight stacking in highly deviated wellbores, allowing the transfer of more weight to the bit. This increases ROP, decreases torque and drag, and minimizes problems tripping in and out of the hole in drilling, work-over, and coiled tubing operations.

Reduce the transfer of differential pressure

SX-Plus® technology provides a thermally stable fluid-loss additive for high-temperature wells and is an integral component of our Coastal Spot® stuck pipe pill. Based on extensive lab tests and field applications, it is known that a specific particle size will seal the face of porous sands and other formations helping to reduce the transfer of differential pressure.

Introduced in 1988, these proven polyalphaolefin (PAO) based lubricants and spotting fluid for stuck pipeCoastal Spot® has been the leader in freeing stuck pipe for over 25 years. When applied promptly, this blend of PAO and key ingredients shrinks the filter cake, reduces the fluid loss and differential pressure, while lubricating the drill pipe or casing allowing it to be pulled free.

SUN SPOT® is a unique blend combining a polyalphaolefin (PAO) synthetic hydrocarbon, special emulsifiers, activators, and initiators. The PAO-base fluid is patented by SUN Drilling Products Corporation for use as a drilling fluid additive. Differential pressure sticking is the most common cause of stuck pipe in drilling operations. Circumstances that lead to differential sticking vary and include:

  • Overbalanced formation pressure
  • Stationary drill string
  • Excessive filter cake

Wellbore stabilization

BLACKNITE® is SUN’s original, patented, wellbore stabilization and filtrate control additive. BLACKNITE® contains a series of multi-sized gilsonite, leonardite, and carbon black particles suspended in a proprietary blend of glycols and wetting agents.

The C-MUL® package enhances the properties of water-based drilling fluids resulting in improved drilling rates and wellbore stabilization.

SUN WBSTM is a specially formulated sodium asphalt sulfonate that is particularly effective as a versatile and multifunctional mud conditioner that stabilizes shale formations, increases lubricity and reduces HTHP filtration. Suitable for water base and oil base systems, the formulation provides a strong framework for an extremely durable filter cake.

GUMBO SHIELD® is a proprietary blend of stabilizing and film forming polymers, which provides a
highly non-dispersive environment for gumbo type shales. GUMBO SHIELD® reacts with gumbo
through absorptive action. It does not affect the rheology of the mud, tends to lower the API filtrate,
and is easily added to any water-base drilling fluid.