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How Mud Terminator can help you comply with new Excess Soil Regulations in Ontario and elsewhere

Mar 31, 2021

If dealing with excess soils and meeting excess soil regulations is part of your job, we believe Mud Terminator and this article may be just what you need. Read on, and be sure to request a free Mud Terminator sample to see how effectively it works. Excess soil regulations took effect in 2021 In recent years, municipal and provincial governments across Canada have been adjusting regulations pertaining…

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PSAC forecasts increase in wells drilled in 2021 - Di-Corp is ready to assist

Jan 28, 2021

In its first update to the 2021 Canadian Oilfield Services Activity Forecast, released today, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) has revised the number of wells drilled (rig released) across Canada for 2021 to 3,350 wells. This is an increase of 750 wells which would be a considered a modest amount based on historical activity, but is 29 percent over PSAC’s original 2021 Forecast…

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Di-Corp supporting H.O.P.E.’s this holiday season

Dec 24, 2020

Sometimes a bit of hope can get you through a difficult time. That’s why Di-Corp is pleased to support the work of H.O.P.E.’s Kitchen in North Bay, ON, home of our drill rod and coring tool manufacturing plant. H.O.P.E.’s (which stands for Help Our People Eat) grew out of the compassion and caring of Katie Valiquette and Chris Brown, a husband and wife team and co-owners of Flat Rate Towing…

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The importance of greasing the Core Barrel Head Assembly

Dec 16, 2020

By Richie Gushulak, Product Manager / Design Engineer A successful Core Drilling operation involves the continual advancement of Core Tooling into the ground, as efficiently as possible, until the point of bore hole completion. The drilling process incorporates the use of a Core Barrel Assembly which includes a removeable Inner Tube Assembly. Each time this inner assembly is winched from the rod string,…

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Di-Corp’s M.O.L.E. Method reduces time, costs, and waste when mixing polymer based drilling fluids for diamond drilling

Sep 8, 2020

After 60 years in business, Di-Corp has learned a thing or two about maximizing the quality, value and effectiveness of drilling fluids. We’re always looking for ways to help our customers optimize their use of drilling fluid systems for reduced costs, less waste, and increased drilling rates. A few years back, we introduced the M.O.L.E. Method of mixing dry polymer in order to minimize or avoid…

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Corinox effectively prevents corrosion with zero impact on solids or the rheology of water based drilling fluids

Aug 27, 2020

Corrosion – the deterioration of a metal or its properties – attacks every component at every stage in the life of every oil and gas field. From casing strings to production platforms, from drilling through to abandonment – the oil industry utilizes many complex and demanding production techniques that rely on components made of carbon steel. When any one of those components fails the impacts…

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A grounded approach to wellbore stabilization

Aug 19, 2020

Following is a reprint of a Coring Magazine article written by Di-Corp Drilling Fluids Manager, Walker Dillabough. When we consider all the variables that can add to or subtract from the successful completion of a drilling program, one universally stands out:  ground condition. Millions of meters of exploration has surely given us a healthy respect for the fact that ground is different everywhere…

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6 keys to more cost-effective mineral exploration drilling fluid programs

Aug 13, 2020

By Walker Dillabough, Drilling Fluids Manager at Di-Corp How do you decide what drilling fluid additives you and your team are going to utilize from day to day, or project to project? Have you ever analyzed what you’re truly spending on drilling fluids additives for mineral exploration?  I know what you’re thinking – “Of course I know what I’m spending! I have the bills and I know how many…

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Mud Terminator offers a solid advantage for storm water pond cleaning

Jul 22, 2020

Originally developed to help eliminate the high cost and difficult disposal of drilling fluids in oil and gas, HDD, and mineral exploration drilling applications, Di-Corp’s Earth Pro Mud Terminator is finding a new purpose in the world of urban and municipal watershed management. Storm water management ponds, common in urban settings, are designed to catch and hold excess water caused by heavy rainfall…

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Powdered emulsifier delivers easier handling, greater stability, and major cost savings in non-aqueous drilling fluid systems.

Jun 23, 2020

The long, sub-zero cold stretches during this past drilling season underlined one of the primary problems with liquid emulsifiers for non-aqueous (OBM) drilling fluid systems – when the weather is cold, liquid emulsifiers simply won’t pour. Sure, you can utilize drum heating and handling equipment, but why would you go to that trouble when Polvo Powdered Emulsifiers and Wetting Agents will deliver…

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