TiKEM XG is a Xanthan Gum used in drilling, completion and work-over operations.
TiKEM XG is used primarily as viscosifier and suspending agent.
TiKEM XG can be used in fresh water, brackish water or saturated salt systems and it is unaffected by most contaminants.
TiKEM XG provides excellent hydraulics in make-up waters ranging from fresh water up to saturated salt water. TiKEM XG is fast hydrating and mainly used in low solid drilling fluids as a viscosifier.
TiKEM XG contributes in improving the rate of penetration and preventing the settling of solids when the circulation is stopped.
TiKEM XG, because of its high pseudo plasticity, carries efficiently a high gravel concentration and keeps it adequately in suspension. The shear thinning properties allow an efficient separation and release of the gravel at the screen.
TiKEM XG drilling fluids have been used up to 300°F (150°C). Using TiKEM XG as primary viscosifier and suspending agent, bentonite concentration can be reduced and high temperature gelation is minimized.
Treatment and dosage:
TiKEM XG should be slowly added to the drilling fluid at a rate of about 10-20 min/sk.
TiKEM XG is generally used at concentration of 1,5 – 4,0 kg/m3.
Packaging in 25 kg paper sack. This product is continuously available in our warehouse.
Technical Data Sheet: TiKEM XG