Poly-Drill Stick


POLY-DRILL STICKS are condensate-dispersible water-soluble sticks containing a combination of surfactants and a high molecular weight, medium charge, polyacrylamide polymer. POLY-DRILL STICKS will perform in the presence of salt and fresh water systems.


POLY-DRILL STICKS are designed to help a number of problems encountered in the drilling process. First, they are recommended for use to increase the drilling efficiency and life of the drill bits. The slick coating produced by the polymers and foaming action of the surfactants, increases efficiency of the drilling process by preventing the clays from sticking and balling up on the drill bit while drilling operations are going on. Second, the polymers used in the POLY-DRILL STICK act as a Shale Inhibitor, Viscosifer, Flow Line Flocculant, and Friction Reducer.


The number of POLY-DRILL STICKS to be used varies from one drilling operation to the other. The weight of mud, drilling depth and water weight can also affect the number of sticks to be dropped. Field tests indicated the best results were achieved under normal drilling operations when 2 to 3 (1 1/4” x 15”) sticks to each joint of drill stem added.

THE MOST COMMON PROCEDURE is to drop the specified number of sticks to be dropped from the chart each time an additional joint of drill stem is added to the drill string in the drilling operation. As the fluid moves down the hole the surfactants and friction reducer will dissolve and penetrate the drilling fluids and slick up the metal surfaces. It is important to add the desired volume sticks each time a new joint of drill stem is added to the string to maintain the slick film on the metal surfaces.


FormSolidMelt Point125f
ColorBlueSolubility in Water100%
pH6-7.5Solubility in Brine100%
Specific Gravity1.16Solubility in CrudeInsoluble

Safety and Handling

Please review SDS prior to using this product. As with all industrial chemicals, contact with eyes or skin should be avoided. Wash thoroughly with water if contact with skin is made. Sticks should be stored in a cool dry place. Always remove stick from plastic bag or cardboard tube before using. Bag or tube can be used as a glove to avoid contact with hands.