enventives, LLC offers our patented innovative drilling fluid technology that incorporates uniquely structured micro-bubbles called Aphrons. Aphrons serve as a first line of defense to prevent leak-off during the initial invasion period after a drill bit cuts into rock. Our AphronICS™ technology has highly successful field proven capability in drilling depleted reservoirs and other low-pressure or permeable formations by solving many issues such as fluid loss control, formation damage, differential sticking and stabilization of multi-pressure sequences with one fluid. The AphronICS™ drilling fluid reduces whole mud loss and minimizes collateral damage to high-permeability porous reservoirs.
The AphronICS™ (Invasion-Control System) is an engineered drilling-fluid system that controls losses in depleted, high-porosity sands while stabilizing pressured shales. This means you can use conventional drilling equipment to successfully complete many reservoirs that previously would have been candidates only for underbalanced drilling. The system increases shale stability, thereby greatly reducing drilling problems commonly associated with laminated sand/shale sequences.
Inside the Aphron System