3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS8000X

3M Product Number HGS8000X3M ID 7000033815
  • Successfully and predictably reduces the control fluid density
  • Prevents or minimizes fluid loss/lost circulation and formation damage
  • Incompressible and more homogeneous control fluid properties compared to foamed and aerated systems
  • Eliminates the need for specialized equipment used in foamed and aerated systems
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3M™ Glass Bubbles K1 are engineered hollow glass microspheres made of water-resistant and chemically resistant soda-lime borosilicate glass with a true density of 0.125 g/cm³ and an isostatic crush strength of 250 psi / 17 bar.

HGS8000X Glass Bubbles are well-suited for use in moderate to deep wells, designed for use in drilling, completion, and workover fluids, as well as cement slurries for the oil and gas industry. The use of 3M Glass Bubbles HGS series as density reducing agents in the well offer the potential for reduced Non Productive Time (NPT), improved well integrity, and increased well productivity. When drilling and cementing across highly depleted zones and weaker formations, low density systems are required to prevent or minimize fluid loss/lost circulation, formation damage and other problems associated with excessive overbalance conditions. HGS Glass Bubbles offer stability by maintaining target pressures with greater reliability throughout the drilling process. HGS8000X are well-suited for use in moderate to deeep wells.

  • Successfully and predictably reduces the control fluid density
  • Prevents or minimizes fluid loss/lost circulation and formation damage
  • Incompressible and more homogeneous control fluid properties compared to foamed and aerated systems
  • Eliminates the need for specialized equipment used in foamed and aerated systems
  • Potential for reduced Non Productive Time (NPT), improved well integrity and increased well productivity
  • Thermal conductivity reduction
  • Temperature resistance
Specifications
Capabilities
Chemical Resistance, Lightweighting, Temperature Resistance
Color (unaided eye)
White, powdery
Composition
Soda-lime-borosilicate glass
Density (g/cc)
0.42
Density Range (g/cm3)
0.40 - 0.49
Industries
Cementing and Drilling Fluids
Net Weight (Metric)
317 kg
Particle Size (D50 Micron)
22
Particle Size Range (D50 Micron)
20 - 29, 20 - 29, 20 - 29
Strength (MPa)
55.1