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Prince is a world-class producer of engineered minerals and specialty chemicals for niche applications, adding value from source to solution.

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Prince’s expertise makes us a leading supplier for multiple performance-critical applications.

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Prince manufactures a wide range of engineered mineral and specialty chemical products to meet the needs of a variety of applications.

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Innovation is central to Prince’s business. From laboratory to customer process, innovation is about solving customer problems to deliver higher quality solutions ahead of the competition.

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Oilfield Additives

Mixed-Metal Technology

Prince has developed a suite of mixed-metal oxide products that can be added to a clay containing water-based fluid to enhance the rheological properties of that clay-based fluid. This combination produces a unique thixotropic, shear-thinning fluid that is highly viscous at low shear rates but becomes very thin at high shear rates and easily passes through fine screens.

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In recent years, the increase in interest and use of these fluids has been due their innate ability to retain well-bore integrity – especially in high salt-containing and unconsolidated formations, the reduction of mud losses, and lost circulation prevention in highly porous or fractured formations.

Prince’s mixed-metal products offer higher temperature stability, better tolerance to anionic contamination, and especially, a much higher endurance to increased calcium and magnesium salt concentrations than previous MMO technologies.

  • PRIMO® MMO D – Patented, primary grade of Mixed-Metal Oxide for highly thixotropic shear thinning fluid up to 300°F
  • PRIMO® MMO ST– Patented, salt tolerant Mixed-Metal Oxide for highly thixotropic shear thinning fluid up to 275°F
  • PRIMO® MMO DV – Calcium/magnesium tolerant grade of Mixed-Metal Oxide for highly thixotropic shear thinning fluid up to 250°F
  • PRIMO® MMO HT – Patented, high-temperature grade of Mixed-Metal Oxide for highly thixotropic shear thinning fluid up to 400°F
  • PRIMO® MMO HDD – Patented, NSF certified, low-temperature formulation (<150°F) of Mixed-Metal Oxide for highly thixotropic shear thinning fluid for drilling for oil and gas or for horizontal directional drilling for construction and mining
  • REDI-MMO – One-sack complete MMO system for low temperature (<150°F) drilling for oil and gas or for horizontal directional drilling for construction and mining
  • PRIMO® MMO GEL – Premium bentonite for MMO system
  • PRIMO® MMO FLR – Fluid loss control additive for MMO system
  • PRIMO® MMO AS – Liquid anionic suppressant for MMO system
  • PRIMO® MMO HIB – Polymeric shale inhibitor and fluid loss additive for MMO system

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