Baroid QUIK MUD® D-50

Viscosifier/Borehole Stabilizer

QUIK MUD® D-50 liquid polymer dispersion is a high solids, partially hydrolyzedpolyacrylamide/polyacrylate (PHPA) copolymer used primarily as a viscosifier and borehole stabilizer to prevent reactive shale and clay from swelling and sloughing.

QUIK MUD® D-50 liquid polymer dispersion can be used to provide friction reduction, inhibition and lubricity in freshwater, KCl and saltwater based drilling fluids.

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The use of QUIK MUD D-50 polymer assists or promotes the following:
  • Viscosity development in fresh water drilling fluids
  • Clay and shale stabilization to prevent swelling and/or dispersion
  • Reduce rotational torque and circulating pressure
  • Promotes enhancement of air-foam system capabilities
  • Enhances core recovery in continuous wireline coring operations


  • Can be mixed easily with minimum shear in fresh water
  • Efficient and cost effective - small amounts produce desired results
  • Can be broken down chemically with bleach (sodium hypochlorite)
  • Compatible with other Baroid drilling fluid additives, added in proper sequence
  • Non-fermenting