Potassium Formate brine is used as an alternative to the more traditional fluids used in high density drilling and completion fluids. The new formate brines are naturally weighted which reduces sag in drilling operations.

Added advantages with the use of formate brines include

  • increased productivity,
  • corrosion protection
  • unrivalled safety and environmental performance.

Potassium formate is available from Esseco UK in both solution and crystal form.

Other products in our range used within this industry include potassium carbonate, potassium acetate, ammonium and sodium bisulphites.

Sulphites & Bisulphites are typically used in drilling water applications where removal of dissolved oxygen is essential to reduce the effects of corrosion on drilling infrastructure.