Environmental Drilling

Grouts, drilling fluids, and lubricants that are environmentally safe and organic-free

EnviroDrilling

 

Originally founded to serve the environmental drilling service industry, CETCO developed a complete line of bentonite and bio-degradable additives to aid in remedial construction and protection of groundwater. The practice of installing monitor wells for regular periodic sampling has long been the standard practice, but like many industries has evolved over time.  With the environmental drilling industry now including various vertical and horizontal drilling methods and a variety of barrier wall installation methods, CETCO has continued to create innovative products that are environmentally safe and on the forefront of technology.

 

    Featured Products

    ACCU_VIS

    ACCU-VIS®

    ACCU-VIS is a liquid copolymer designed for fast field mixing, viscosity building, and clay/shale stabilization in aqueous drilling fluids. ACCU-VIS is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    ACCU_VIS_BELLE CRUMBLES (1)

    ACCU-VIS® & BELLE CRUMBLES
    ACCU-VIS & BELLE CRUMBLES blends a granular bentonite with a consistently controlling liquid polymer to form a slurry that provides an economical way to seal and grout boreholes, well casings, and earthen structures. Once set, the slurry forms a complete grout seal with low permeability.

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    C/S GRANULAR™ & CETCO® CRUMBLES
    C/S GRANULAR and CETCO CRUMBLES are granular bentonite products composed of polymer-free, dried bentonite in various mesh sizes. CETCO CRUMBLES are coarser in size than C/S GRANULAR. Both are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO COARSE CHIPS

    CETCO® COARSE CHIPS
    CETCO COARSE CHIPS are natural sodium bentonite screened to 3/8 inch to 3/4 inch in size. PUREGOLD MEDIUM CHIPS are natural sodium bentonite screened to 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch in size. Both are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO® COATED TABLETS
    CETCO COATED TABLETS are coated using an aqueous carrier to apply the coating. These untreated organic tablets are compressed into 1/4” (0.64 cm) and 3/8” (0.95 cm) sizes. CETCO COATED TABLETS are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    cetco_defoamer

    CETCO® DEFOAMER
    CETCO DEFOAMER is a non-ionic silicone solution designed to reduce surface tension and break foam bubbles over a wide variety of conditions.

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    CETCO® GRANULAR GROUT
    CETCO GRANULAR GROUT mixes into a smooth bentonite grout that has no lumps and pumps easily. CETCO GRANULAR GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO GROUT_CETCO GRANULAR GROUT

    CETCO® GROUT
    CETCO GROUT is a 20% solids, polymer-free, single-component, easy-to-use sodium bentonite grout available in powdered form. CETCO GROUT allows placement in a low viscosity state. CETCO GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO® JOINT COMPOUND
    CETCO JOINT COMPOUND is a lead-free, premium grade tool joint and drill collar lubricant for heavy duty drilling. This special mixture of the finest blend of copper flakes with a superior base gives maximum protection under extreme temperature and adverse conditions.

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    BENONITE PRODUCTS

    CETCO® MX-80
    CETCO MX-80 is a granular bentonite product composed of dried bentonite clay with a typical size range between 30 and 100 mesh.

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    1_4 CETCO TABLETS

    CETCO® TABLETS
    CETCO TABLETS are organic free, high-swelling pure sodium bentonite. CETCO TABLETS are compressed into 1/4 (0.63 cm), 3/8” (0.95 cm), and 1/2” (1.27 cm) diameters. CETCO TABLETS are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CLAY CUTTER™ PRO
    CLAY CUTTER PRO is a dry version of the CLAY CUTTER liquid additive. This concentrated, non-hazardous, proprietary clay inhibitor can be used with either polymer or bentonite drilling fluid systems. This dry additive is cost effective and dosages are easily monitored and controlled. CLAY CUTTER PRO is an ideal additive for HDD bores in reactive clay soils.

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    de_chlor

    DE-CHLOR™
    DE-CHLOR is a white granular crystal that neutralizes chlorine in municipal water. Chlorine in water supplies can destroy polymer drilling fluids.

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    drill_terge

    DRILL-TERGE™
    DRILL-TERGE is a liquid solution of non-ionic surfactants formulated to increase wetting properties of drilling fluids. DRILL-TERGE coats the cuttings created in the drilling process and allows for easier lifting and removal. DRILL-TERGE also coats the drill pipe and drilling tools which prevents clays from sticking to the metal surfaces.

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    geothermal_grout

    GEOTHERMAL GROUT™
    GEOTHERMAL GROUT is a specially blended high solids bentonite that can be mixed with sand in a two-part thermally conductive grouting material to improve the performance of ground source heat loop applications. GEOTHERMAL GROUT is an easy pumping grout that has been carefully developed to efficiently suspend solids (silica sand) for enhanced thermal conductivity. GEOTHERMAL GROUT can be mixed to meet a range of thermal conductivity (TC) from 0.40 to 1.00 Btu/hr/ft/F (0.68 to 1.69 W/mK). GEOTHERMAL GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    GROUNDING GROUT™
    GROUNDING GROUT is a high-solids, single-component bentonite grout. GROUNDING GROUT is specially formulated to provide a conductive seal around grounding rods. When used to seal drilled boreholes in which vertical grounding rods are placed, GROUNDING GROUT increases the grounding system’s conductivity by lowering the resistivity from 300 ohms/meter with normal soil to 0.76 ohms/meter. GROUNDING GROUT adheres to the entire surface of the grounding rod, providing the smallest surface area and, consequently, offering the greatest effective resistance area. This helps to stabilize the ground resistance despite seasonal changes in temperature and soil moisture content.

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    HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT™
    HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT is a specially blended high solids bentonite that can be mixed with sand in a two-part, thermally conductive grouting material to improve the performance of ground source heat loop applications. HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT is an easy pumping grout that has been carefully developed to efficiently suspend solids (silica sand) for enhanced thermal conductivity. HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT can be mixed to meet a range of thermal conductivity (TC) from 0.40 to 1.21 Btu/h/ft/F (0.68 – 2.05 W/mK). HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    hydraul_ez

    HYDRAUL-EZ®
    HYDRAUL-EZ is a high-yield, 200 mesh sodium Wyoming bentonite blended with a special dry polymer additives making it ideal for HDD boring. HYDRAUL-EZ is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    HYDRO-PAC™
    HYDRO-PAC is a dry hybrid-polymer drilling fluid. HYDRO-PAC is an innovative breakthrough in drilling fluids and containment fluids. HYDRO-PAC can be mixed directly into saltwater and suitable for drilling in all types of estuarial and littoral conditions as well as fresh water zones.

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    INSTA-CLEAR™ DRY
    INSTA-CLEAR DRY is designed to lower pH, break emulsions, and remove high levels of suspended solids. INSTA-CLEAR DRY is a specially blended dry granular product designed for both polymer slurry and water filled boreholes.

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    insta_floc

    INSTA-FLOC™
    INSTA-FLOC is a high performance selective liquid flocculant used in clear water drilling and low solids drilling. INSTA-FLOC is a high molecular weight, non-ionic polyacrylamide and is extremely effective in removing fine-grained solids suspended in the slurry.

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    insta_vis_dry

    INSTA-VIS™ DRY
    INSTA-VIS DRY is an easy mixing, water soluble, high molecular weight anionic polymer. This granular polymer improves drilling efficiency in both horizontal and vertically drilled holes by controlling shales and clays, improving lubricity, and increasing viscosity.

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    INSTA-VIS™ PLUS
    INSTA-VIS PLUS is a multi-functional liquid polymer designed to improve drilling efficiency in both horizontal and vertical drilled holes through its rapid field mixing, viscosity development, and clay and shale inhibition. INSTA-VIS PLUS is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    LEB-CD™
    LEB-CD is a highly concentrated liquid enzyme breaker used to break down PUREGOLD CLEANDRILL slurry. LEB-CD reduces the viscosity of gels and slurries to less than 15 centipoise, enhancing fluid flow and recovery of fluid. When used properly LEB-CD will increase gravel pack permeability.

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    macro_fill

    MACRO-FILL
    MACRO-FILL is a granular, advanced super-absorbent material that rapidly absorbs and retains large volumes of water from aqueous solutions. MACRO-FILL may absorb up to 300 times its weight in freshwater while expanding less than 5% in total volume.

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    magma_fiber

    MAGMA FIBER
    MAGMA FIBER is a specially formulated, extrusion spun mineral fiber. This coarse, long flexible fiber will give increased circulation by bridging and plugging off voids, fractures, and all types of permeable formations. MAGMA FIBER is compatible with all oil and water based muds and emulsion.

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    MUD BALANVE_MARSH FUNNEL_CUP_SAND CONTENT KIT

    MARSH FUNNEL & CUP
    Viscosity measurement tool

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    SLURRY TEST KIT

    MUD & SLURRY TEST KIT
    An essential kit containing everything you need.

    mud_balance

    MUD BALANCE
    Mud weight measurement tool

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    PREMIUM GEL_50

    PREMIUM GEL®
    PREMIUM GEL is a 200 mesh, 90 bbl yield sodium bentonite for freshwater drilling, slurry walls, and tunnel boring. PREMIUM GEL complies with API 13A Section 9, Specifications for Drilling Fluid Materials.

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    puregold_cleandrill

    PUREGOLD® CLEANDRILL
    PUREGOLD CLEANDRILL is a bentonite free powder designed for special conditions associated with drilling horizontal directional recovery wells for groundwater remediation. PUREGOLD CLEANDRILL controls and helps maintain formation permeability and porosity.

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    PUREGOLD® GEL
    PUREGOLD GEL is a minimum 80 - 90 bbl yield, organic-free, untreated, high quality bentonite drilling fluid designed for the groundwater monitoring industry. It complies with API 13A Section 10, Specifications for Drilling Fluid Materials and is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    puregold_grout

    PUREGOLD® GROUT
    PUREGOLD GROUT is an easy mixing, organic-free, high-solids bentonite grout engineered to form a contaminant resistant seal without affecting groundwater chemistry. PUREGOLD GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    PUREGOLD® LUBE
    PUREGOLD LUBE is an environmentally safe premium grade lubricant, free of petroleum hydrocarbons and metals. PUREGOLD LUBE is a tool joint lubricant designed for use in environmental drilling.

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    CETCO COARSE CHIPS_PUREGOLD MEDIUM CHIPS

    PUREGOLD® MEDIUM CHIPS
    CETCO COARSE CHIPS are natural sodium bentonite screened to 3/8 inch to 3/4 inch in size. PUREGOLD MEDIUM CHIPS are natural sodium bentonite screened to 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch in size. Both are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    rel_pac

    REL-PAC®
    REL-PAC is a non-fermenting granular polymer designed for building a low solids drilling fluid with increased borehole stability. REL-PAC is a highly dispersible polymer, which prevents the formation of hard lumps or fish eyes, for maximum product efficiency.

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    rel_pac_xtra_low

    REL-PAC® XTRA-LOW
    REL-PAC XTRA-LOW is a low viscosity, non-fermenting dry polymer designed for use as a more efficient filtration control additive in a variety of drilling fluid applications. Intended for use in bentonite and polymer fluids.

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    MUD BALANVE_MARSH FUNNEL_CUP_SAND CONTENT KIT (1)

    SAND CONTENT KIT
    Sand content measurement tool

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    SAND SEALANT/MULTI-SEAL
    SAND SEALANT a specially blended dry powdered mineral and MULTI-SEAL a dry select blend of four types of materials a flake material, a granular material, a fine fibrous material, and coarse fibers used for fluid loss control. SAND SEALANT/MULTI-SEAL added to a hole filled with SHORE PAC slurry, reduces slurry seepage into saturated open porous permeable cobbles, sands, and gravels.

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    SODA ASH
    SODA ASH is the common name for sodium carbonate, which separates calcium into sodium and carbonate ions in solution.

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    SODIUM BICARBONATE
    SODIUM BICARBONATE , NaHCO3 is used to lower the pH of drilling slurry from a pH of 12-13 (alkaline) to a neutral pH range of 8-9. A white powder, SODIUM BICARBONATE is also added to a base drilling fluid as a pH neutralizing additive. A buffer, SODIUM BICARBONATE is added to acidic water to raise the pH to 8-9.

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    super_gel_x

    SUPER GEL-X®
    SUPER GEL-X is an easy mixing, high viscosity 200 bbl yield freshwater drilling fluid produced from the highest grade Wyoming sodium bentonite. SUPER GEL-X is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    super_thin

    SUPER THIN™
    SUPER THIN is a highly concentrated additive engineered to reduce drilling fluid viscosity, assist in settling solids, and can be used to disperse the filter cake created by a bentonite drilling fluid with continued circulation through the borehole. SUPER THIN is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    venturi_mixing_hopper

    VENTURI MIXING HOPPER
    Dry powder mixing tool

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    versafoam_plus

    VERSAFOAM® PLUS
    VERSAFOAM PLUS is an ultra high-yielding, biodegradable, liquid foaming agent for use in fresh and saltwater air rotary drilling. VERSAFOAM PLUS is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    Case Studies

    P4ChipsandTablets

    BENTONITE TABLETS: BREAKING THROUGH THE MYTHS AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS
    Hoffman Estates, IL
    Breaking the myths about structural integrity and placement for bentonite tablets.

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    IMG0039

    BLOOMINGTON MANUFACTURED GAS PLANT HORIZONTAL REMEDIATION WELL
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mateco Drilling Company and CETCO collaborated to drill one 360 foot horizontal well with PUREGOLD CLEANDRILL.

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