Sea Mud

Product #19000

Sea Mud is a hydrous magnesium silicate (sepiolite), which meets the specifications as set down in the API Standards Specification 13A, Sec. 4. It is chemically referred to as anhydrous magnesium silicate also commonly known as Sepiolite clay or Salt Gel.

Sea Mud can be used as a viscosifier in saline mud systems or in mud systems exposed to a high temperature environment as well as in aqueous systems. In a high temperature environment it may be used by itself or in conjunction with bentonite.

In comparison with bentonite, Sea Mud is slightly less effective in its viscosifying ability and its ability to reduce the fluid loss of mud systems. 

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