SIP has been supplying fluids to the global drilling industry for more than 25 years. Our extensive knowledge and experience in this demanding industry sector includes a comprehensive product range that helps both operators and service companies meet the latest government and industry regulations for the use of materials in offshore exploration. SIP are active members of the European Oilfield Speciality Chemicals Association (EOSCA), and therefore keep up to date with both current and possible future regulatory regimes.
The high quality SIPDRILL series has a viscosity range from 1.7 to 3.9 cSt @ 40 Deg C, are colourless and odourless, with low volatility and high flash points. They are sheen free and exhibit very low orders of toxicity to marine life, with world class occupational hygiene characteristics. They contain zero or trace levels of polycyclic aromatics and all are registered with the Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS). Depending on the nature of the oil, SIPDRILL fluids can be highly biodegradable and demonstrate their purity by meeting the US FDA 21 CFR 178.3620 (b) standard for incidental food contact products.
The characteristics of the SIPDRILL fluids make them suitable for the most challenging drilling applications and environments, such as HPHT, Deep Water Offshore, extended reach & horizontal drilling, sensitive shallow water environments, swamplands as well as most land based drilling.
All SIPDRILL base oils have been tested for their compatibility with key elastomers used offshore. These include Teflon, Aflas, Nitrile and Viton.
For a detailed breakdown of the SIPDRILL range and their individual product features, download our SIPDRILL Brochure (PDF) and register for our user area for product specific technical data. SIP can also produce individual and bespoke drilling base oils, which can be designed to meet a range of individual technical or environmental considerations.
More recently SIP have introduced a range of Glycols specifically for offshore production applications. These include:
SIP – MEG Mono ethylene glycol
SIP – DEG Di ethylene glycol
SIP – TEG Tri ethylene glycol
SIP – TTEG Tetra ethylene glycol
Glycols are widely used by the oil and gas industry in wellheads and pipelines to prevent hydrate formation at pipeline conditions. In offshore, deepwater gas production facilities, where exposure to low temperatures in subsea pipelines is common, glycols are used for hydrate inhibition. Hydrate inhibition is achieved by injecting glycol to decrease the hydrate formation temperature below the operating temperature, thereby preventing hydrate blockage in the pipeline.
All the range of SIP – Glycols are available via bulk vessel, drums, IBC’s or truck.