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NorthStar Fluid Solutions products are developed to provide the best value and ease of use for our customers. Our philosophy is that a project should not require so many products in the fluids formulation that it becomes confusing or costly. We will not recommend complicated product combinations – only exactly what you need to get the job done on time and on budget.

From dry and readily dispersible products to more concentrated liquid products, our formulation team works hard to keep things simple and efficient. Our products are designed to provide the highest value drilling, boring, and coring projects » contact us about your specific application today!

NorthStar Fluid Solutions products are engineered to:

  • address a wide range of soil and rock geologies,
  • create stable well bores, and;
  • effectively suspend and remove drill cuttings over longer distances.

With NorthStar Fluid Solutions products and systems, we make it easy for your project to:

FAQ Products
You recommend product formulations for certain soil conditions - which product should I use in mixed conditions?

Your mud formulation should always address the more prevalent soil condition.

For example, if the formation is mostly sand, then you should formulate to treat sand in addition to the other anticipated geology.

What is the typical order of addition?

Make up water should always be tested and treated first. If you suspect you are working with hard water, then it should be treated with soda ash.

You should next mix your bentonite and give it time to hydrate for about 7-10 minutes.

Natural polymers like PAC and Trol should be added, followed by synthetic or PHPA polymers like Star Drill.

Liquid additives like clay control and lubricants should be added last.

Are your products environmentally safe?

All of our products undergo rigorous environmental testing.

We ensure the products used or recommended for your project meet all Federal, State/Provincial and local environmental regulatory requirements.

What is the benefit of using a liquid polymer?

Liquid polymer, although 30% or 50% active polymer content, will mix a lot faster and more efficiently than dry polymer.

Liquid polymers are typically used where hopper or high shear mixing systems are not available

Will powder polymers mix in any mixing system?

Readily dispersible powder polymers will mix more efficiently than standard dry polymers. We recommended that regular grade polymers are added very slowly to the tanks or through a hopper system.

Otherwise, dry PAC and Trol polymers should be pre-wet in vegetable oil or vegetable-based lubricants

Can I apply NorthStar dill rod grease to wet rods?

Yes, NorthStar drill rod grease is formulated to stick to wet rods.

Contact us about a fluids management program for your project today!