Product Information

Dirt Magnet® is part of Well Flow’s wellbore cleanup system and provides a novel solvent/surfactant system designed to suspend solids so they can be transported out of the well.

Dirt Magnet® utilizes the unique and patented concept of employing a solvent and a blend of surfactants that form a weak emulsion in water and brines. Solids from the drilling mud (clays and barite), debris and scale are made oil wet and are attracted to the emulsion droplet transported with the flow of fluid in the well. This emulsion solids mechanism ensures that contaminates are kept in suspension and transported out of the well.

Dirt Magnet® is used as a 1-4% v/v emulsion in a suitable water-based carrier such as seawater or brines for water based mud. Fresh water is not recommended.

Dirt Magnet® is used as a 2% v/v suspension to clean surface tanks. Lines and equipment prior to receiving filtered brines. 

Dirt Magnet® can be used to treat dense brines that are heavily contaminated with solids. The brine is treated with 2% v/v of the solution under high shear conditions and left in a tank to allow the oil well solids to rise and separate from brine.

Dirt Magnet® is safe to handle and is non-flammable and biodegradable.

Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance Liquid Amber
Odour Characteristic
pH 10±0.5
Flash Point 74°C
Solubility in Water Miscible
Specific Gravity (@20°C) 0.9±0.05


Supplied in 200 liter plastic drums or 1000 liter plastic IBC containers.

Shelf Life

Shelf life dependent on storage conditions but is estimated to be between 3 and 4 years at 20°C or between 2 and 3 years if stored above this temperature.