Baroid Penetrol®

PENETROL wetting agent is a water miscible, non-ionic surfactant designed to counteract the sticking tendencies of clay.

Close block


    The use of PENETROL wetting agent aids the following:
  • Reduce or eliminate bit balling
  • Reduce surface tension of drilling fluid, which allows faster chip removal without continuously grinding the hard shale formations
  • Improve drilling efficiency by preferentially coating the bottom-hole assembly and drill string
  • Minimize differential sticking
  • Increase bit life and reduce drill pipe and bottom-hole assembly wear


  • Easy to mix
  • Effective in low concentrations
  • Compatible with other Baroid drilling fluid additives
  • Biodegradable