ForceGlide is a highly complex, water dispersible, lubricant designed specifically to reduce frictional resistance (drag) encountered with coiled tubing, drill out, and completion operations in horizontal wellbores. The extreme pressure lubrication qualities of ForceGlide coupled with the capillary repulsion forces of its complex nature enables heavy filming on metal surfaces that contact other metal and dense surfaces thereby giving the product its nickname - "Pipe-on-Pipe". Friction is measured as the coefficient of friction (μ). The coefficient of friction (μ) between two solids is defined as F/W, where F denotes the frictional force and W is the load or force. When ForceGlide was tested for lubrication coefficient results based on the surface to surface drag apparatus at the equivalent forces of 5,000 psi it outperformed every competitive compound applied. The same results are field-proven daily to underscore the practice of repulsion tribology applied in its development.
ForceGlide lubricant is a drilling mud/fluid additive. It is recommended when torque, drag, and the possibilities for differential sticking are present. This is a PIPE-ON-PIPE version of our industry leading ForceFree drilling lubricant. The viscosity of ForceGlide is tailored to assist in metal to metal friction situations and can also be used as a spotting fluid for stuck pipe applications. It is a proprietary blend of non-polluting surfactants and is non-flammable in addition to being biodegradable.
Most applications of ForceGlide occur when frictional resistance problems are encountered to prevent helical buckling. ForceGlide should be added at the rate of 1.0 % by volume or 2 gallons to 5 barrel pills for sweeping immediate lubrication. The total system can be operated well at 0.5% by volume for a complete lubrication paradigm. Most operators have found the addition of mechanical lubrication based on minute glass beads found in our ForceBeads drilling beads gives them the ultimate form of lubrication - chemical and mechanical. Also works well with our Force K-Chlor KCl Substitute - Clay & Shale Stabilizer.