Shale Encapsulator

Shale Encapsulator
Shale Encapsulator

Appearance: Milky viscous liquid
Specific Gravity  (in 25°c): 1.0-1.2
pH: 10-12
Shale Recovery: Min. 40 %
More Information: TDS


Shale Encapsulator is a high-performance shale inhibitor which is used in water-based drilling fluids in order to provide shale stability while drilling through challenging high-reactive zones. Besides that, it can improve filtration properties of the mud. Shale Encapsulator can help to provide lubricity and reduce possibility of bit balling in the formations with lithology of sticky clay.


  • Compatible with most types of water-based drilling fluids
  • Provides high shale stability
  • Reduces filtration properties of fluid
  • Minimize shale swelling and sloughing
  • Compatible with Gilsonite or asphaltic inhibitors
  • Improves penetration rates
  • Helps with lubrication of the BHA
  • Reduces bit balling possibility
  • Encapsulates the drilled cuttings and increases cutting carrying capacity


Main function of Shale Encapsulator is providing shale stability in problematic by encapsulating mechanism. Shale Encapsulator is compatible with most of the water-based drilling fluids. Also, some reduction in friction coefficient of filter cakes and improvement of rate of penetration are other advantages of using Shale Encapsulator.

Safety tips

Eye Contact: Promptly wash eyes with plenty of water while lifting the eye lids. Continue to rinse for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention.

Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.

Inhalation: Move the exposed person to fresh air at once. If respiratory problems, artificial respiration/oxygen. Get medical attention.

Ingestion: DO NOT induce vomiting if swallowed. Danger of aspiration and development of chemical Pneumonia. Get medical attention. Drink plenty of water.

For more information please refer to Shale Encapsulator Material Safety Datasheet.


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