Shale Instability


Operators worldwide lose money every day due to drilling problems caused by wellbore instability in clay-rich shale formations.

Formation failure and borehole collapse can cause stuck pipe, casing delays and loss of expensive tools in the hole.

Unstable hole conditions unnecessarily increase non-productive time, inflate costs and impact the quality of critical formation evaluation data.


PROCOR Chemicals wide range of products stabilize and/or seal permeable and unstable shale formations, reducing time and cost delays for operators working with shale instability.

All products work in water, oil or synthetic based drilling fluids, except HP PRO FALT:

PROCOR CHEMICALS, INC. Product Line Shale Instability

  • SB Superceal