3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS4000

3M Product Number HGS40003M ID 7000033801
  • 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 with foamed and aerated systems
  • Eliminates the need for specialized equipment used in foamed and aerated systems
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3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS4000 are hollow microspheres made of soda-lime borosilicate glass with a true density of 0.38 g/cm³ and an isostatic crush strength of 4,000 psi / 280 bar.

HGS4000 Glass Bubbles are designed for use in drilling, completion, and workover fluids, as well as in cement slurries in the oil and gas industry. HGS4000 are well-suited for use in shallow to intermediate depth 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 with foamed and aerated systems
  • Eliminates the need for specialized equipment used in foamed and aerated systems
  • Temperature resistance
  • Chemical stability and inertness
  • Thermal conductivity reduction for better thermal insulation
Specifications
Capabilities
Chemical Resistance, Lightweighting, Temperature Resistance
Color (unaided eye)
White, powdery
Composition
Soda-lime-borosilicate glass
Density (g/cc)
0.38
Density Range (g/cm3)
0.30 - 0.39
Industries
Cementing and Drilling Fluids
Net Weight (Metric)
317 kg
Particle Size (D50 Micron)
40
Particle Size Range (D50 Micron)
40 - 49, 40 - 49, 40 - 49
Strength (MPa)
27.5