EZ-MUD GOLD clay and shale stabilizer provides inhibition of clay and shale formations in water-based drilling fluids without substantially increasing viscosity. EZ-MUD GOLD stabilizer, when added to a QUIK-GEL® or BORE-GEL® slurry, yields an inhibitive drilling fluid system while maintaining manageable and effective fluid properties. EZ-MUD GOLD stabilizer can be mixed easily at minimal shear thereby eliminating the need for liquid emulsions. 

Applications and Functions

  • Enhanced rheological properties of a low-solids drilling mud 
  • Clay and shale stabilization to prevent swelling and/or dispersion
  • Borehole stability in water sensitive formations
  • Minimized rotational torque and circulating pressure
  • Enhancement of air-foam system capabilities 
  • Enhanced core recovery in continuous wireline coring operations  


  • NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 certified 
  • Easy dispersion and mixing with minimal shear
  • Can be used at increased concentrations to gain inhibition without producing excess viscosity
  • No petroleum distillates present
  • Breaks down chemically with bleach (sodium hypochlorite)
  • Compatible with other Baroid drilling fluid additives when added in proper sequence
  • Non-fermenting 


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