Product Information

HDC®-3 is Well Flow’s most powerful barite-dissolving chemical. The rate at which HDC®-3 dissolves barite increases with temperature up to 400°F, and 450°F is the practical limit for HDC use. It has been confirmed through independent laboratory tests to dissolve 180 grams/liter or more of drilling-grade barite and more than 350 grams/liter of strontium and magnesium sulphate.

HDC®-3 also dissolves all sulphate scales and minerals as well as removes oil-based and water-based mud filter cake in open holes and perforations. Combined with Koplus® LX as spearhead (pre-flush), it is an excellent stimulation choice for sandstone formations.

Dissolving Capabilities

BaSO4 SrSO4 CaSO4 CaCO3
180 g/l
(Raw)
>350 g/l
(Scale)
>350 g/l
(Scale)
90 g/l
(Pure)
 

Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance Liquid Amber
Odour Slight Organic
pH 14.0
Flash Point No Data Available
Solubility in Water Soluble
Specific Gravity (@20°C) 1.39±0.05
 

Packaging

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

Shelf Life

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